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Friday, February 26, 2016

Fifa to Elect a new President today


World football governing body Fifa will get a new president on Friday when 207 delegates from around the world gather in Zurich,
Switzerland to vote for a successor to Sepp Blatter.
In charge of world football's governing body since 1998, Blatter, 79, said last year he was standing down amid a growing corruption crisis.
Five candidates want to replace him.
They are Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, Gianni Infantino, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, Tokyo Sexwale and Jerome Champagne.
The election process is expected to begin at 12:00 GMT, but several rounds of voting may be required before a winner is known.
There are five candidates, from Africa, Europe and the Middle East:
Prince Ali bin al-Hussein
  • Aged 40, president of the Jordanian Football Association
Jerome Champagne
  • Aged 57, a former Fifa executive from France
Gianni Infantino
  • Aged 45, the Swiss is Uefa's general secretary
Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa
  • Aged 50, the Bahraini is Asian Football Confederation president
Tokyo Sexwale
  • Aged 62, a South African former government minister

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