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Summary

  1. Infantino voted in as Fifa president
  2. Wales v France: Technical issues keep roof open
  3. Europa League last 16 draw
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By Richard Winton and Jack Skelton

All times stated are UK

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Farewell

A Fifa president that isn't Sepp Blatter. A fair few intriguing last 16 ties in the Europa League. And a belting game in the Six Nations still to come.

It's been another busy day of sport. Well done to all those colleagues in Zurich for their stamina and thanks to those of you who checked in with us today.

We're off for now, catch you again soon.

Wales v France (KO 20:05 GMT)

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As Chappers says we've got live coverage of Wales against France in the Six Nations on BBC One and you can also listen in on BBC Radio 5 live.

It's sure to be a cracker, not least with the roof problems at the Principality Stadium.

Wales v France (KO 20:05 GMT)

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A huge weekend of sport, actual sport not dull governing body elections, starts at 7 on @5liveSport from here.

A huge weekend of sport, actual sport not dull governing body elections, starts at 7 on @5liveSport from here.

From ball boy to top table

Infantino elected Fifa president

Gianni Infantino
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Not long ago Gianni Infantino was the bald bloke you knew from Champions League draws... now he's president of Fifa.

The Swiss was the last to enter the presidential race and seemingly played a will he, won't he game over whether he would stand depending on the eligibility of now banned Uefa boss Michel Platini.

The beleaguered organisation has voted in favour of reforms and now has a new president for the first time since Sepp Blatter's election in 1998.

Will this represent real change? Only time will tell. For now we're about to call it a day on Sportsday but you can keep across all the Fifa reaction on the BBC Sport website and BBC Radio 5 live...

The moment Gianni Infantino was named as the new president of Fifa
Switzerland's Gianni Infantino is elected as the new president of Fifa and promises to restore the reputation of the organisation.

A 'chance' to change

Infantino elected Fifa president

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FA chairman GregDyke has been speaking to BBC Radio 5 live about Gianni Infantino's appointment as Fifa president.

"It is a good reform package.There are criminally investigations still going on but you could draw a line today," he said.

"What was worrying was you could not see the culture of this organisation changing. Now, after today, there is a chance."

'Infantino is a football insider'

Infantino elected Fifa president

Dan Roan

BBC Sports editor

Certainly Fifa would have us believe that the vote in favour of the reforms and the election of Gianni Infantino proves that the SeppBlatter era of scandal has been consigned to the past.

It's true that the crises surrounding Fifa have abated somewhat and are not as serious as they would've been had Sheikh Salman got the vote, some would argue.

But it's important to remember Gianni Infantino is a football insider himself - he has close links with a disgraced power-broker in Michel Platini.

That makes it harder for him to really represent a new era but the proof is in the pudding - the reforms have to be passed for Infantino to restore faith in Fifa.

'A sigh of relief'

Infantino elected Fifa president

Dan Roan

BBC Sports editor

The big question is whether this is a new era or more of the same.

Fifa came into today very much on the brink, its future on the line.

If it failed to elect the 'right man' and failed to pass the reforms needed then the calls for it to be wound up would have become impossible to ignore.

Many of those in the game will be breathing a sigh of relief.

Hacker's behind you

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CBBC's Hacker the Dog is getting behind Wales....

Good luck to the mighty @WelshRugbyUnion! TRY hard cockers! #iamwales #WALvFRA

Good luck to the mighty @WelshRugbyUnion! TRY hard cockers! #iamwales #WALvFRA

Oops...

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BREAKING: Due to technical issues, the roof will remain OPEN for tonight's #WALvFRA clash at @principalitysta - so wrap up warm folks!

So, the Principality Stadium roof will be open for tonight's Six Nations game between Wales and France because of a technical fault.  

Better sing up Wales fans...

Don't forget you can watch live on BBC One and listen on Radio 5 live and Radio Wales from 19:30 GMT.

The turning point?

Infantino elected Fifa president

Was @Gianni_2016's pre-election speech a pivotal moment? "The money of Fifa is your money - its not the money of the Fifa president."

'Fifa needs to stop feeding off football'

Infantino elected Fifa president

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Former English FA chief exec Mark Palios has been giving his reaction to Gianni Infantino's election as Fifa president to BBC News.

"Some nations chose not to vote with their confederations, which may be a sign of change in the bowels of the organisation," said Palios.

"But the most important vote from today is the reforms - Infantino will be judged on the extent he can impose those reforms.

"Hopefully we'll start seeing Fifa have a positive effect on the game rather than just feeding off it."

Figo on Infantino

Infantino elected Fifa president

Congratulations @Gianni_2016 finally the change arrived 👏👏 it's time for a new era in FIFA

Congratulations @Gianni_2016 finally the change arrived 👏👏 it's time for a new era in FIFA

Who is Infantino?

Infantino elected Fifa president

Infantino
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So what we do know about the new Fifa president?

Age: 45

Years in game: 15

Previous positions: Joined Uefa in 2000 as a lawyer and secretary general of the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) at the University of Neuchatel. He was latterly Uefa general secretary.

What he stands for? Infantino wants to expand the World Cup to 40 teams to ensure more smaller nations can participate. He also wants to hugely expand Fifa's development plan by investing £860m of its revenues and giving £3.6m to each member association.

What does the president actually do?

Infantino elected Fifa president

Sepp Blatter
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Remember him?

Fifa's leader is the figurehead for world football, often seen in public alongside presidents, prime ministers and royalty.

There have been eight of them so far, presiding over the organisation's executive committee, which is where the real decision-making power lies.

The president also "legally represents" the organisation, "maintains relations between Fifa and the confederations, members, political bodies and international organisations", and "implements the decisions passed by the congress and the executive committee".

They also lunch splendidly...

No easy ride Gianni

Infantino elected Fifa president

Gianni Infantino
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The European Club Association - who knew that was a thing? -  has congratulated Gianni Infantino on his election as Fifa President. 

But it has quickly reiterated its opposition to an expansion of the Fifa World Cup from 32 to 40 teams - which Infantino is very much for.

"Everyone, the clubs, as well as the national and international associations, bears responsibility for the players," explains Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, ECA Chairman. 

"We have reached a point where we cannot further burden the players, but need to relieve them. FIFA must fulfil this responsibility for the health of the players."

Swiss switch

Infantino elected Fifa president

Have this weird feeling that Gianni Infantino will pull off his mask to reveal Sepp Blatter.

Swiss bliss

Infantino elected Fifa president

Infantino comes from a Swiss village called Brig. The next village along, Visp, is home to ... Sepp Blatter.

Get a broom

Infantino elected Fifa president

Wish @Gianni_2016 all the best. He's got one hell of a job on his hands but seems a decent chap. Needs a sizeable new broom.

'Put football centre stage'

Infantino elected Fifa president

Infantino
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"I accept the result of this election, thank you," says Gianni Infantino.

"I went through an exceptional journey, met many fantastic people who love football, who breathe football.

"I want to be the president of all of you, of all 209 nations

"I want to work with all of you to work together and build a new era where we can put football at the centre of the stage."