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, March 29 (Xinhua) -- World soccer chief Gianni Infantino said on Tuesday that he joined FIFA to provide seriousness and transparency, warning those who want to steal should ""leave soccer.""
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When questioned by local media in Montevideo about the deteriorating image of FIFA, Infantino said that ""we have earned back trust through concrete actions, being honest and transparent.""
""For that reason we are here,"" said the FIFA president.
""Even though we can't change the past,"" FIFA can work towards a different future, he added.
""Those that want to steal need to leave soccer because, if not, we will get rid of them,"" said the man who was voted as the FIFA president in February.
""We are going to show that we are serious and honest. We are going to work for soccer.""
The world soccer leader said that ""in the future these topics (corruption within FIFA) will no longer be discussed"" because ""the protagonists are the soccer players, we have to protect this - the soccer.""
For Infantino, it is important to aim for ""transparency of finance flows in FIFA"" to resolve the ""leadership problems.""
The FIFA president called for ""transparency reforms to be implemented along with showing, using facts, that we are professional, serious and transparent people.""