Football: FIFA confirms candidates

World football’s governing body Fifa confirmed the candidacies of incumbent Blatter, Qatari for the body’s presidency.


Afp April 04, 2011

ZURICH: World football’s governing body Fifa confirmed the candidacies of incumbent Sepp Blatter and Qatari Mohammed Bin Hammam for the body’s presidency. “The Fifa general secretariat received two candidatures for the Fifa presidency by the statutory deadline,” said Fifa in a statement. “The names of the candidates are Joseph S Blatter (Switzerland) and Mohamed Bin Hammam (Qatar). The election will be held in Zurich on June 1.” Blatter, 75, has served as Fifa president since 1998, while Bin Hammam, 61, is currently president of the Asian Football Confederation.



Published in The Express Tribune, April 5th, 2011.

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