FIFA name seven candidates for presidency with Michel Platini included on the list

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Seven candidates confirmed for FIFA presidency

SEVEN candidates have been announced to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president with the elections scheduled for February 26.

Michel Platini is on the list even though he is banned from football at the moment. Platini received a 90 day suspension as a disciplinary hearing is expected for a payment received by Platini for work done as Blatter’s adviser in 2011.

David Nakhid, the ex-footballer from Trinidad and Tobago, isn’t on the list after saying he was interested in being considered for the selection in February.

Among the other contenders for the presidency are Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, the 39-year-old president of the Jordan Football Association and Musa Bility the 48-year-old president of the Liberian Football Association.

Also joining Platini is former FIFA executive Jerome Champagne, 57, general secretary of UEFA Gianni Infantino, 45, Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, 49 and 62-year-old Tokyo Sexwale, a former South African Government Minister.

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