Prince Ali calls for public debate

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Published: Tuesday 3rd February 2015 by The News Editor

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Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein has called on Sepp Blatter to participate in publicised debates in the lead up to FIFA’s presidential elections in May.

Prince Ali, a current vice-president of FIFA, is one of three candidates challenging Blatter’s position, all of whom are promising to clean up the image of football’s governing body after high-profile controversies in recent years.

Former Portugal international Luis Figo will also run for the post along with Michael van Praag, the chairman of the Dutch Football Association.

And, talking at his candidacy launch in London on Tuesday, Prince Ali believes the election process should be open for the benefit of the footballing public.

“If we are talking about transparency I would like to see, at least before the elections, a public debate – including the incumbent (Blatter) – so everyone across the world knows what our positions are,” he said.

“That is only fair to everyone and I am ready to do it.

“I have my reputation. I am who am I and I just hope that things work out. That is is fair and that is honest and if that is the case I’m very confident.”

Published: Tuesday 3rd February 2015 by The News Editor

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