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Slovenia's Aleksander Ceferin elected new UEFA president
Slovenian Aleksander Ceferin is elected the new UEFA president with 42 of 55 votes.
Sep 14, 10:08
President of UEFA Michel Platini attends the Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at The Konstantin Palace on July 25, 2015
Former UEFA president Michel Platini: "My conscience is clear"
Former UEFA president Michel Platini says that he will continue fighting allegations of corruption and insists that his "conscience is clear".
Sep 14, 09:11
President of UEFA Michel Platini attends the Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at The Konstantin Palace on July 25, 2015
Report: Aleksander Ceferin to be named UEFA president
Aleksander Ceferin will replace Michel Platini as UEFA president after receiving 48 pledges of support from the 55 member nations, a report claims.
Sep 13, 22:14
UEFA president Michel Platini talks about Sepp Blatter during a press conference on May 29, 2015
Outgoing UEFA president Michel Platini to address Congress despite ban
UEFA announces that outgoing president Michel Platini will address Congress ahead of Wednesday's election, despite being banned from all football-related activity.
Sep 12, 11:39
The president of the Dutch Football Federation, Michael van Praag answers AFP journalists' questions during the 37th Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ordinary General Assembly on April 7, 2015
The FA throws support behind Michael van Praag in UEFA presidential race
The FA backs Dutchman Michael van Praag to become the next UEFA president in the September 14 vote.
Sep 7, 09:36
The president of the Dutch Football Federation, Michael van Praag answers AFP journalists' questions during the 37th Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ordinary General Assembly on April 7, 2015
UEFA confirms candidates to replace Michel Platini as president
UEFA confirms that Aleksander Ceferin, Michael van Praag and Angel Maria Villar Llona are in the running to succeed Michel Platini as president of the governing body.
Jul 22, 20:25
UEFA logo photographed on May 24, 2013
Slovenian FA boss Aleksander Ceferin enters UEFA presidency race
Slovenian FA boss Aleksandar Ceferin formally announces his intention to succeed Michel Platini as the president of UEFA.
Jun 8, 15:52
CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb speaks before the draw for the CONCACAF Hexagonal, the fourth and final qualifying round for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, November 7, 2012
FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb warns against World Cup expansion
FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb believes that the proposal to add four more teams to the World Cup would only dilute the quality at the showpiece event.
May 26, 19:50
Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, FIFA Vice-President, is interviewed on stage at the Soccerex European Forum Conference Programme at Manchester Central on September 8, 2014
Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein plans to expand World Cup to 36 teams
Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein plans to expand the World Cup from 32 teams to 36 in time for Russia 2018, if he is elected as FIFA president.
May 22, 06:44
UEFA Champions League Final Ambassador, former Portuguese international footballer Luis Figo holds up the name of Barcelona during the draw for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions league tournament at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on December 16, 2013
Luis Figo becomes latest to withdraw from FIFA presidency race
Luis Figo drops out of the race to become next FIFA president, leaving just one man - Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein - to challenge Sepp Blatter.
May 21, 17:23
The president of the Dutch Football Federation, Michael van Praag answers AFP journalists' questions during the 37th Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ordinary General Assembly on April 7, 2015
Michael van Praag withdraws from FIFA presidency race
Michael van Praag withdraws from the race to become next FIFA president, leaving Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein and Luis Figo as the sole challengers to oust Sepp Blatter.
May 21, 10:16
The president of the Dutch Football Federation, Michael van Praag answers AFP journalists' questions during the 37th Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ordinary General Assembly on April 7, 2015
Michael van Praag to step down as FIFA presidential candidate?
FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag could pull out of the race to dethrone Sepp Blatter in order to pool support behind a single challenger.
May 20, 12:44
President of FIFA, Joseph 'Sepp' Blatter, gives a press conference following a meeting of the FIFA task force with Paletestinian and Israelian football federations in Zurich, on September 3, 2013
Luis Figo: 'FIFA president Sepp Blatter is living in the past'
Luis Figo admits to being 'surprised' at Sepp Blatter's lack of future plans in the race to be crowned FIFA president.
May 9, 06:18
President Joseph S. Blatter looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Third Place Playoff match between Brazil and the Netherlands at Estadio Nacional on July 12, 2014
Sepp Blatter supporters compare FIFA president to Jesus, Nelson Mandela
FIFA president Sepp Blatter is compared to a host of historical figures by supporters at the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football congress.
Apr 17, 08:20
Picture of the logo of the Global football's governing body FIFA taken on October 3, 2013
Luis Figo: 'Sepp Blatter doesn't have support from all of Africa'
FIFA presidential candidate Luis Figo hits back at claims that Sepp Blatter has support from the whole of Africa in his bid for re-election.
Apr 8, 20:18
President of FIFA, Joseph 'Sepp' Blatter, gives a press conference following a meeting of the FIFA task force with Paletestinian and Israelian football federations in Zurich, on September 3, 2013
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge offers backing to Sepp Blater ahead of FIFA election
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge offers his backing to Sepp Blatter ahead of next month's FIFA presidential election, suggesting that the Swiss is "ready to change".
Apr 1, 06:48
UEFA Champions League Final Ambassador, former Portuguese international footballer Luis Figo holds up the name of Barcelona during the draw for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions league tournament at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on December 16, 2013
Report: Michael van Praag, Luis Figo, Prince Ali to join forces against Sepp Blatter
Michael van Praag says that he could collaborate with Luis Figo and Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein to maximise the chances of ousting Sepp Blatter from the FIFA presidency in May.
Mar 23, 23:25
President Joseph S. Blatter looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Third Place Playoff match between Brazil and the Netherlands at Estadio Nacional on July 12, 2014
FIFA president Sepp Blatter rejects BBC, Sky offer of televised election debate
FIFA president Sepp Blatter rejects a joint offer from BBC and Sky to take part in a live televised debate in the run-up to the presidential elections in May.
Mar 18, 22:33
Picture of the logo of the Global football's governing body FIFA taken on October 3, 2013
Kalusha Bwalya: 'Africa will vote for Sepp Blatter to retain FIFA presidency'
Zambia Football Association president Kalusha Bwalya believes that Africa will vote for current FIFA president Sepp Blatter to retain the role in the upcoming elections.
Mar 7, 18:06
Picture of the logo of the Global football's governing body FIFA taken on October 3, 2013
Kalusha Bwalya: 'Luis Figo not ready to run for FIFA'
Zambia Football Association president Kalusha Bwalya believes that it is too early for former Real Madrid winger Luis Figo to challenge for the FIFA presidency.
Mar 7, 17:57
UEFA Champions League Final Ambassador, former Portuguese international footballer Luis Figo holds up the name of Barcelona during the draw for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions league tournament at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on December 16, 2013
David Beckham backs Luis Figo's FIFA presidency bid
David Beckham says that football governing body FIFA "will only benefit" from having former World Player of the Year Luis Figo among their ranks.
Feb 18, 07:15
Picture of the logo of the Global football's governing body FIFA taken on October 3, 2013
FIFA electoral committee approves presidential candidates
Sepp Blatter, Michael van Praag, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein and Luis Figo are confirmed as FIFA's candidates for this year's presidential elections.
Feb 9, 22:38
Tottenham Hotspur's manager Andre Villas-Boas speaks with David Ginola, Barclays ambassador for the Asia Trophy 2013, at Hong Kong Airport, the Tottenham Hotspur team arrive to compete in the Barclays Asia Trophy, on July 22, 2013
David Ginola hits out at 'FIFA sharks'
David Ginola accuses FIFA's top officials of blocking his path to enter the running to become president of football's world governing body.
Feb 4, 08:47
Former FIFA deputy general secretary Jerome Champagne addresses the Hope for Football press conference in London, on January 20, 2014
Jerome Champagne withdraws as candidate for FIFA presidency
Jerome Champagne withdraws as a candidate for the FIFA presidency after failing to gain the required five nominations from member associations.
Feb 2, 08:07
Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, FIFA Vice-President, is interviewed on stage at the Soccerex European Forum Conference Programme at Manchester Central on September 8, 2014
FA formally nominates Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein for FIFA presidency
The FA formally nominates Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan for the FIFA presidency.
Jan 29, 18:48
President of FIFA, Joseph 'Sepp' Blatter, gives a press conference following a meeting of the FIFA task force with Paletestinian and Israelian football federations in Zurich, on September 3, 2013
Sepp Blatter hits back at "disrespectful" comments
Sepp Blatter describes recent comments made by FA chairman Greg Dyke as being the 'most disrespectful thing he has ever experienced'.
Jun 12, 06:58
President of FIFA, Joseph 'Sepp' Blatter, gives a press conference following a meeting of the FIFA task force with Paletestinian and Israelian football federations in Zurich, on September 3, 2013
Dutch FA president Michael van Praag blasts Sepp Blatter
Dutch FA president Michael van Praag unleashes a scathing attack on FIFA and its president Sepp Blatter.
Jun 10, 20:09



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