Who is FIFA president Gianni Infantino's wife? | The Sun

GIANNI INFANTINO has been in charge of FIFA since 2016, when he took over from Sepp Blatter.

The Italian, who was re-elected in 2019, will be the face of Qatar and responsible for making sure the tournament runs smoothly in the Middle East.

The 52-year-old is the ninth president of FIFA, rising to the position 16 years after joining UEFA.

Despite former president Blatter labelling the Qatar World Cup as a mistake, Infantino insists that the tournament will be a success when it all gets underway in a few days time.

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Who is Leena Al Ashqar?

Infantino is married to Leena Al Ashqar, a woman of Lebanese heritage.

The pair are thought to have met in the early 2000s when Leena worked for the Lebanese Football Federation.

The couple share four daughters together, and live in Qatar's capital Doha, after relocating last year.

Their youngest daughter, Dhalia Nora, became ill at the 2018 Russia World Cup.

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It was reported that she needed to have an emergency operation to treat her appendicitis.

Infantino, who was with his wife at the time, is said to have been very grateful to the hospital in St Petersburg.

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