FIFA Confirms Presidential Candidates
Ahead of its elections which are scheduled to take place at the FIFA general congress in Zurich on the 29th of May, 2015, FIFA has confirmed the four candidates that would be running for the office of president.
Switzerland’s Sepp Blatter, who has held the position of FIFA president since 1998 would go up against 2001 Ballon D’Or winner in Portugal’s Luis Figo, Jordan’s Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein who is a vice president in FIFA and Michael Van Praag, the chairman of the Dutch Football Association.
According to FIFA, all the candidates where screened by an investigative channel of independent integrity and were cleared to contest for the highest office in world football in line with the FIFA regulations. The ad-hoc committee announced the names of the candidates yesterday as the race for the FIFA presidency gets on the way.