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Ex-UEFA President Johansson Dies At 89



Ex-UEFA President Johansson Dies At 89
A former President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 1990-2007, Lennart Johansson has died at the age of 89, Swedish football federation said on Wednesday.

Johansson’s long reign at the head of UEFA coincided with a transformation in the finances of football as the game became a big business and saw a huge increase in TV revenue.

In 1998, he was defeated by Sepp Blatter in his bid to become head of football’s global federation FIFA.

Johansson was an outspoken critic of Blatter, who was forced out of office in 2015 following accusations of corruption in the awarding of the 2018 World Cup finals to Russia and the 2022 edition to Qatar.

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