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Jerome Champagne To Stand For FIFA Presidency

Mon 20th Jan 2014 | FIFA

Sepp Blatter faces a challenge to his FIFA presidency from Jérôme Champagne should he decide to stand for a fifth term.

The former FIFA deputy general secretary, Jérôme Champagne today launched his bid to succeed Blatter in next year’s elections.

The 55-year-old Frenchman, who worked closely with Blatter between 2002 and 2005, announced his intent to stand at a press conference in London, stating, "I'm here to announce and launch my candidacy for the FIFA presidency in the elections in 2015.”

Jérôme’s Twitter account also outlined his intent to, “‘Re-balancıng the game ın a globalised 21st century - my candidacy for FIFA Presidency now offıcialised”

Michel Platini, the current UEFA president is also expected to stand for the position but will announce whether or not he is to either during or after the World Cup in Brazil, which starts on June 12.

Image: Action Images: REUTERS/Tariq AlAli (KUWAIT)

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

 

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