FIFA confirms candidates for February 26 presidency vote

Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:56am EST
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ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's ad-hoc Electoral Committee has formally admitted five candidates to stand for the presidency of soccer's global governing body at an election on Feb. 26, it said on Tuesday.

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)

FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa attends an interview with Reuters in Panama City, Panama, January 8, 2016. REUTERS/Rafael Ibarra