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Five Candidates Confirmed For FIFA Presidential Elections

Tue 26th Jan 2016 | FIFA

Five candidates will bid to run world football after FIFA confirmed its Presidential hopefuls.

The election of a new President of FIFA is due to take place in Zurich on 26th February. 

The five remaining candidates are Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa from Bahrain, Gianni Infantino of Italy, Tokyo Sexwale of South Africa and Frenchman, Jerome Champagne.

The new President will succeed Sepp Blatter following his decision to stand down and subsequent banning from football amid the corruption scandal engulfing FIFA.

However, it’s reported that a TV debate between three of the candidates, Prince Ali, Tokyo Sexwale and Jerome Champagne, scheduled for is likely to be cancelled after two of the candidates pulled out.

The televised European parliament debate was expected to be broadcast live on ESPN but is now to be streamed instead following the news.

Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

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