Prince Ali to stand in new FIFA presidency elections

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Jordanian Prince Ali bin al Hussein will stand in new elections for the presidency of world football’s governing body after Sepp Blatter announced he was to quit FIFA, a senior Jordanian football official told AFP.

Prince Ali failed in his bid last week to oust Blatter, the Swiss veteran winning a fifth term in Friday’s vote, but then announcing Tuesday that he was to step down amid a growing corruption scandal.

“As for new elections, Prince Ali is ready,” Sala Sabra, vice-president of the Jordanian football federation which the prince heads up, told AFP.

The prince, Sabra added, was also ready “to take up the presidency immediately if they ask him”.

 

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