Seven candidates in running for FIFA presidency

Paris: Football's scandal-tainted world-governing body FIFA yesterday announced that it had confirmed seven candidates had come forward to run in its election for a new president on February 26.

Sepp Blatter. Pic/AFP
Sepp Blatter. Pic/AFP

The candidates to succeed Sepp Blatter are Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, Musa Bility, Jerome Champagne, Gianni Infantino, Michel Platini, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa and Tokyo Sexwale.

Former Trinidad and Tobago footballer David Nakhid submitted his candidacy last week, but it was rejected on the grounds that one of the five national football associations he gave as endorsing him had already backed another candidate, a FIFA source told AFP.

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