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Former Spurs player David Ginola to run for FIFA presidency

Suited and booted and ready to run for President of FIFA. Former Tottenham, Newcastle and France international midfielder David Ginola has announced

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Former Spurs player David Ginola to run for FIFA presidency

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Suited and booted and ready to run for President of FIFA.

Former Tottenham, Newcastle and France international midfielder David Ginola has announced he will stand against incumbant Sepp Blatter in the upcoming FIFA elections.

The 48-year-old joins compatriot Jerome Champagne and Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein of Jordan in challenging Blatter.

He said: “I want FIFA to be seen and set as an example, as an example all around the world for the people to say wow, look at FIFA, look at the president what he is doing right now is the right thing for the people because football as I said belongs to the people.”

Ginola has been backed and paid by a betting firm to stand but the Frenchman needs more than that to succeed.

He needs the support of five football associations to be eligible.

The FIFA elections will take place on May 29.