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13:30 Gianni Infantino

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UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino takes delegates on a multi-lingual tour of the world during his final speech at the Hallenstadion. Speaking in English, Italian, French and Spanish, he mentions just about every part of the world.

The point is to try to convince delegates that he is not just a man of Europe, but that he can also appeal to the rest of the world. 

Infantino threw his hat into the ring at the last minute in October when the presidency bid of his UEFA boss, Michel Platini, took a turn for the worst.

"When life gets difficult you have two choices: to hide and wait until it passes or stand up and do the right thing," he says. "For me, to hide has never been an option. I am not afraid to act."

One of his last statements draws the biggest round of applause so far.

"The money of FIFA is not the President's money, it is your money," he says.

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