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Four candidates to be elected FIFA president next February


Following the announcement that the FIFA elections will take place as planned on Feb 26th, go through the main contenders to succeed Blatter

FIFA may be synonymous with controversy these days, but there is light at the end of the tunnel as it has been confirmed that there will be a new president on February 26th, despite fears that this date was to be postponed.

Current chief Sepp Blatter, who is suspended from all football activity due to ongoing investigations, had confirmed he will step down and hand the reins to another after nearly 15 years in the top position of world football.

So, in light of this, go through the four main contenders that can take the job…

Prince Ali bin al-Hussein
A firm favourite with all bookies that offer this market, Jordanian Prince Ali stood against Blatter at the most recent elections back in May, but lost out in the first round of voting.

Many respected names in the sport have now given their backing to the son of the Jordan King.

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Sheik Salman al-Khalifa
According to the man himself, many FIFA member have urged Sheik Salman to run for the top job, and he looks to do just that before the Monday deadline.

However, the Bahrain FA president is not without his controversies, having been accused of human rights abuses in the past, yet he is still the second-favourite.

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Michel Platini
Despite being suspended by his own UEFA organisation, due to alleged dealings with Blatter, it is understood that former France footballing icon Platini could still run for the FIFA position.

He was the former favourite, but his odds have now since understandably slipped.

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David Gill
Former Manchester United chief executive Gill may not have declared himself for the position, but is highly respected by his peers and has been very vocal against Blatter during his reign.

Perhaps the people’s choice, but it is not yet known if the Englishman wants to put his name forward.

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