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FIFA President Gianni Infantino To Receive Pay Deal After Six Months Without Contract

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 26 / 16

After six months of "working without a contract," FIFA President Gianni Infantino "is set to get a pay deal," according to the AP. FIFA said on Thursday that its newly appointed compensation panel "will meet next week to work on setting the salary for Infantino" and other top officials. Infanti...

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