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Champagne to stand for FIFA post

20 Jan 2014 12:32:59

Champagne to stand for FIFA post

Jerome Champagne, a former close advisor of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, has announced that he is to stand for the presidency of the world governing body.

Champagne, 55, made his announcement at a news conference in London where he stated he will stand for election next year.

The French former diplomat is likely to face Blatter, 77, although the current president has said he will not decide whether to run for a fifth term until just before the FIFA Congress in June.


PA

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