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FIFA announces five candidates for presidency

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By Euronews
FIFA announces five candidates for presidency

The world’s football governing body, FIFA, has announced it has admitted five candidates for its presidential election in February.

The candidates are: Prince Ali Bin Al Hus of Jordan – President of the West Asian Football Federation, former South African minister Tokyo Sexwale, the current Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain, former FIFA official Jerome Champagne of France and UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino of Switzerland.

Liberia’s Musa Bility failed an integrity bid and UEFA president Michel Platini was not allowed run as he is suspended for 90 days pending a full Ethics Committee investigation.

FIFA has been in turmoil since the US indicted 14 football officials and sports marketing executives for alleged corruption.

Suspended president Sepp Blatter is facing a criminal investigation in Switzerland.