FIFA Confirms Eight Candidates For Presidential Election

The list of candidates for FIFA's presidential election is set to be confirmed
FIFA are expected to announce the list of candidates for their presidential election on Wednesday. Eight candidates said they were standing before Monday's 11pm deadline, but FIFA is checking to see if all have the required five letters of support from member associations.
There are concerns at FIFA that some candidates have claimed letters of support from the same football associations. Associations are allowed only to back one candidate. If they have backed more than one candidate, their letters of support will be discounted and that could mean that some candidates have to withdraw from the race.

Domenico Scala is drawing up the final list of candidates
The final list of candidates is being drawn up by Domenico Scala, the head of FIFA's audit and compliance committee. His list will be forwarded to FIFA's Ethics Committee, who will carry out integrity checks.

These integrity checks will be passed onto FIFA's Ad-hoc Electoral Committee and they will decide on who can stand.

Eight candidates to have declared they are standing for FIFA presidency: Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, Musa Bility, Jerome Champagne, Gianni Infantino, David Nakhid, Michel Platini, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, Tokyo Sexwale.




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