Fifa has confirmed that five candidates will battle for the presidency of football’s world governing body when voting takes place on February 26.

Those five are Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, President of Jordan Football Association and founder and president of the West Asian Football Federation; Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, head of the Asian Football Confederation; Gianni (Gan-knee) Infantino, Uefa general secretary; Tokyo Sexwale, South African Mining tycoon; and French national, Jerome Champagne, a Consultant in international football.

The election, prompted by Sepp Blatter’s decision to stand down amid a growing corruption scandal at Fifa, will be held in Zurich, Switzerland.

Sheikh Salman, head of the Asian Football Confederation, and Infantino, the Uefa general secretary, are seen as the frontrunners.

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