Thursday, 12 November 2015

Platini dropped from FIFA poll

Football’s world governing body, FIFA, has approved five of the presidential candidates, with suspended UEFA boss, Michel Platini, not included. Liberia’s Musa Bility has also been ruled out as
a candidate for the election following integrity checks.

However, the Frenchman could be added should his ban end before February’s election, the BBC reports.

Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, Jerome Champagne, Gianni Infantino, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa and Tokyo Sexwale have been approved.

FIFA said it would not comment further on the reasons for Bility’s exclusion, which the 48-year-old can challenge at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The election is to find a successor to the suspended Sepp Blatter, who is under criminal investigation.

The 79-year-old Swiss announced he would be stepping down in June, with world football’s governing body at the centre of a corruption scandal.


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