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FIFA Confirmed Presidential Candidates



FIFA confirmed seven candidates who will stand in Fifa’s presidential election on 26 February next year.

The candidates includes:
Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, 39, is president of the Jordan Football Association
Musa Bility, 48, is president of the Liberian Football Association
Jerome Champagne, 57, is a former Fifa executive
Gianni Infantino, 45, is Uefa’s general secretary
Michel Platini, 60, is Uefa president and Fifa vice-president
Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, 49, is Asian Football Confederation president
Tokyo Sexwale, 62, is a South African former government minister

Ex-footballer David Nakhid was not included on the list, despite saying he had interest and have submitted his candidacy.

The election is to find a successor for Sepp Blatter, who is under criminal investigation.

The Swiss 79-year-old announced he would be stepping down in June, with world football’s governing body at the centre of a corruption scandal.

Platini, the head of European football’s governing body, is also suspended, but Fifa’s electoral committee says it may allow him to stand if his ban ends before the election date.

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