FA agrees to support Infantino for Fifa

Gianni Infantino

Gianni Infantino is one of five candidates running for the Fifa presidency

The Football Association has agreed to support Gianni Infantino’s bid for the Fifa presidency following Wednesday’s board meeting, BBC Sport understands.

Uefa general secretary Infantino, 45, is one of five candidates looking to replace Sepp Blatter on 26 February.

Blatter announced in June that he would resign, amid a corruption scandal at world governing body Fifa.

The FA had previously given its support to former Uefa president Michel Platini.

Platini, like Blatter, is now banned from football for eight years.

More to follow.

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