Van Praag pulls out of Fifa election

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Published 9 years ago on 21 May, 2015-9 views
Van Praag pulls out of Fifa election

Fifa presidential candidate Michael van Praag has withdrawn from the election, leaving only two people rivalling the incumbent Sepp Blatter.

Van Praag, 67, who is president of the Dutch football federation, says he will support Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan in the election on 29 May.

Former Portugal midfielder Luis Figo, 42, is the third man in the election.

Blatter, 79, is expected to win a fifth presidential term and remain in charge of world football’s governing body.

Each of Fifa’s 209 member associations have a vote in the election with the Football Association intending to support Prince Ali, although the Scottish FA had previously said they would back Van Praag.

Source BBC
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