7 Confirmed Candidatures For FIFA Presidential Election: Who Is Standing In Feb. 2016?

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Seven candidates will stand in Fifa presidential election on 26 February.

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FIFA’s member associations have proposed, in due time and form, seven candidates for the presidential election to take place at the Extraordinary FIFA Congress in Zurich on 26 February 2016 and submitted to the Electoral committee.

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Who are the Fifa candidates?

-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

Trinidadian ex-footballer David Nakhid was not included on the list, despite saying he had submitted his candidacy.
The election is to find a successor to the suspended 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.

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