Skip to main content

As FIFA Presidential Election Holds Today, Watch Video Analyses of Contenders

FIFA will get a new president today when 207 delegates from around the world gather in Zurich, Switzerland to vote for a successor to Sepp Blatter.

In charge of world football's governing body since 1998, Blatter, 79, said last year he was standing down amid a growing corruption crisis.

Five candidates from Africa, Europe and the Middle East want to replace him. They are:

Prince Ali bin al-Hussein Aged 40, president of the Jordanian Football Association

Jerome Champagne Aged 57, a former Fifa executive from France

Gianni Infantino Aged 45, the Swiss is Uefa's general secretary

Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa Aged 50, the Bahraini is Asian Football Confederation president

Tokyo Sexwale Aged 62, a South African former government ministe

Culled from: