January 26, 2016 / 10:48 AM / 2 years ago

FIFA confirms candidates for Feb 26 presidency vote

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA’s ad-hoc Electoral Committee has formally admitted five candidates to stand for the presidency of football’s global governing body at an election on Feb. 26, it said on Tuesday.

The FIFA logo is seen outside the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

The five are Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, Sheik Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain, Jerome Champagne of France, Gianni Infantino of Italy and Switzerland and Tokyo Sexwale of South Africa, it said in a statement.

Reporting by Michael Shields

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