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SEPP BLATTER'S RESIGNATION: Michel Platini, Prince Ali Likely To Succeed Him



UEFA Chief Michel Platini and Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan are likely favourites to succeed outgoing FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who announced his resignation on Tuesday just 4  days after being re-elected for a fifth term.

Within an hour of Blatter's shocking resignation, United Kingdom sportsbook William Hill installed Platini as a 6-5 favorite, with Prince Ali next at 7-4. At UK sportsbook Ladbrokes, Prince Ali is the favorite at 5-4, with Platini at 7-4. Portugal football icon Luis Figo is third at 6-1.
Platini and Prince Ali both said Blatter's resignation was the right decision, but neither of them immediately declared their intention to via for the prestigious office.

Other candidates listed on William Hill's initial market: Turkish FA president Senes Erzik (12-1); CONCACAF general secretary Ted Howard (12-1); Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou (14-1) and English FA chairman Greg Dyke (50-1). 

However, in the midst of all these crises, despite announcing his resignation, Blatter insist he is still in charge until another congress is held to elect a new President for the World Football Governing Body (FIFA).

The next congress is expected to hold between December 2015 and March 2016




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