FIFA confirms seven presidential candidates

FIFA confirms seven presidential candidates

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA on Wednesday announced the names of the seven confirmed candidates for the organization's presidential election, to be held on February 26. In a statement, the ...

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA on Wednesday announced the names of seven confirmed candidates for the organization's presidential election on February 26.In a statement, the Zurich-based body said the candidates are: Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, Musa Hassan Bility, Jérôme Champagne, Gianni Infantino, Michel Platini, Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa and Tokyo Sexwale.UEFA president Michel Platini was suspended this month for 90 days by the federation's Ethics Committee, prompting FIFA to say that the Frenchman's candidacy will not be validated by the electoral committee while the suspension is active.Former Brazilian player Zico, who campaigned as a pre-candidate, could not officially register his candidacy for lack of the required support from at least five...


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