January 26, 2016 / 11:00 AM / 2 years ago

FIFA confirms candidates for February 26 presidency vote

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.

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

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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