Frenchman Jerome Champagne joins race for FIFA presidency

Published: Friday 23rd October 2015 by The News Editor

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Jerome Champagne has announced his decision to run for the FIFA presidency, saying the events of recent months have renewed his determination.

The Frenchman tried to run against suspended incumbent Sepp Blatter at the last election in May, but was not nominated.

However, after the recent collapse of FIFA’s structure – which has seen Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini suspended pending an investigation into a £1.35million payment to Platini – Champagne has put himself back in the running.

His announcement comes ahead of Monday’s deadline for the February 26 vote and he joins Platini (subject to his suspension being lifted prior to February’s vote), Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, former Trinidad and Tobago player David Nakhid and Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman al-Khalifa in standing.

Published: Friday 23rd October 2015 by The News Editor

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