FIFA confirms 4 contenders for presidential election race

Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, Michael van Praag of the Netherlands and former Portugal great Luis Figo are now being vetted to become formal candidates. (Reuters)

Three men remain in contention to challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

FIFA’s election oversight panel confirmed Monday that Blatter and three rivals – Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, Michael van Praag of the Netherlands and former Portugal great Luis Figo – are now being vetted to become formal candidates after the close of nominations.

A potential fifth contender, former FIFA official Jerome Champagne, failed to secure the required five nominations. He said only three of FIFA’s 209 member federations nominated him by last Thursday’s deadline.
 
 
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