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FIFA Presidential Candidates List

FIFA Presidential Candidates List. FIFA selection committee today endorsed the candidacy of incumbent Sepp Blatter and three rivals to contest the FIFA President held on 29 May.

Blatter, who occupied the position since 1998 will be opposed by the Dutch Football Federation president Michael van Praag, Prince of Jordan, Ali Al Hussein, and FIFA vice-president, president and football legend Luis Figo of Portugal.

FIFA said in a statement, the four candidates standing was already qualify integrity and they are allowed to compete.

FIFA Presidential Candidate List
FIFA Presidential Candidate List Michael van Praag, Ali Al Hussein, Luis Figo and Battler – Foto AFP

Biographies FIFA Presidential Candidates List

Michael van Praag
-born 28 September 1947 in Amsterdam
-Dutch sports director
-former chairman of Ajax Amsterdam
-current chairman of the Royal Dutch Football Association

Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan
-born on 23 December 1975
-third son of the late King Hussein of Jordan,
-Since 6 January 2011, he has been the Vice President of FIFA for Asia.

Luis Figo
-born 4 November 1972
-retired Portuguese footballer.
-played  for Sporting CP, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Internazionale
-retiring from football on 31 May 2009.
-He won 127 caps for the Portugal national football team.
-won the 2000 Ballon d’Or, 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year
-was named in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players.

Sepp Blatter
-born 10 March 1936
-Swiss football administrator
-current President of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association).
-was elected on 8 June 1998
-re-elected as President in 2002, 2007 and 2011.

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