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FIFA president election: in bid to end crisis

207 FIFA delegates from around the world gather on February 26 in Zurich, Switzerland to vote for the new FIFA President

The Extraordinary FIFA Congress is being held on February 26 in Zurich in order to vote on the proposals for amendments to the FIFA Statutes and choose the new FIFA President. The five currently running candidates for the post of the FIFA presidency are: South Africa’s ex-Minister of Housing Construction Tokyo Sexwale, UEFA Secretary General Gianni Infantino, FIFA Vice President and Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, former-FIFA Secretary General Jerome Champagne and President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa. A chain of corruption scandals rocked FIFA throughout last year. Everything flared up within an unprecedented scandal on the morning of May 27, one day before the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich, where seven of the organization’s high-ranking officials were arrested in Switzerland on bribery, money laundering and corruption charges.