12 November | 10:46
The election Commission of the International football Federation (FIFA) has approved five candidates for the post of President of the organization. This reports the press service of FIFA.
The Commission endorsed the appointment of the Secretary General of the Union of European football associations (UEFA), Gianni Infantino, Vice-President of FIFA Prince of Jordan Ali bin al-Hussein, former Minister for housing of South Africa and comrade of Nelson Mandela Tokyo Sexwale, former Deputy Secretary General of FIFA, Frenchman Jerome Champagne, President of the Asian football Confederation (AFC) Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa.
Before the election was not made the head of the Football Association of Liberia, Musa Bility.
The head of UEFA Michel Platini has also filed an application to participate in the elections. However, the ethics Committee of FIFA in early October suspended him from football activities for 90 days as part of an investigation receipt of allegedly illegal means 2 million Swiss francs, writes tass. In this case, the disqualification may be extended to 45 days.
The election Committee will not consider Platini prior to the lifting of all sanctions.
The election of the FIFA President will be held on February 26.
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