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FIFA PRESIDENCY: Final Five Candidate’s Confirmed

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The world football governing body on Tuesday confirmed the final five candidates to take over from beleaguered Sepp Blatter as President of FIFA one month to the election.

They are Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, Gianni Infantino, Tokyo Sexwale and Jerome Champagne.

“The Ad-hoc Electoral Committee has formally admitted and declared the candidates eligible for the election of the office of FIFA president at the extraordinary FIFA Congress,” said a letter sent to all 209 member associations on Tuesday.

The election will be held in Zurich on February 26.

Blatter has been in charge since 1998.

Uefa president Michel Platini was the early favourite to succeed Blatter but was banned from football for eight years by Fifa’s ethics committee.

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