FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, will serve a second term in office following his announcement as the only candidate for the June 5 election by the world football governing body on Wednesday.
The 48 year old has been in charge of FIFA since February 2016, after succeeding Sepp Blatter following the corruption scandal that rocked the organisation.
The election will take place on June 5 in Paris before the kick off of the women’s World Cup.
Former Tottenham Hotspur defender, Ramon Vega, had announced his intention to contest against Infantino, but failed to garner the required support of five of FIFA’s 211 member federations.
Infantino introduced the expansion of the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams starting from 2026, but the possibility of commencing the expansion at the 2022 edition in Qatar is being explored. The decision on expanding the 2022 tournament is expected to be taken in March after a study into the feasibility of holding an expanded tournament would have been submitted.
The FIFA boss is also hoping for an enlarged 24-team Club World Cup from 2021 although UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin of Slovenia, who will also be re-elected on Thursday as the sole candidate, is opposed to the idea.