FA supports Prince Ali for FIFA bid

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Published: Thursday 29th January 2015 by The News Editor

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The Football Association has formally nominated Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein as a candidate to stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

The decision was rubber-stamped at an FA board meeting – but board members also welcomed the decision by Dutch FA president Michael van Praag to run for the presidency.

Former Portugal international Luis Figo is also standing, while French former FIFA executive Jerome Champagne is hoping to gain the necessary five nominations ahead of the deadline.

FA chairman Greg Dyke said after the meeting: “The board discussed the upcoming FIFA presidency election and the welcome proliferation of candidates in the race.

“We agreed to formally nominate Prince Ali of the Jordanian FA but also noted the encouraging reform message being offered by Michael van Praag.

“We will now await FIFA’s final confirmation of the candidates and look forward to assessing the manifestos of all who are entered into the election on May 29.

“We have said for a long time that a new approach is essential within FIFA. I welcome the chance for a considered debate in the weeks ahead before we decide where the FA casts its vote.”

Published: Thursday 29th January 2015 by The News Editor

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