ELEC­TORAL REG­U­LA­TIONS FOR THE FIFA PRES­I­DENCY:

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1. Can­di­dates for the of­fice of pres­i­dent must meet the fol­low­ing re­quire­ments: a) The can­di­date shall have played an ac­tive role in as­so­ci­a­tion football (as a board mem­ber, com­mit­tee mem­ber, ref­eree and as­sis­tant ref­eree, coach, trainer and any other per­son re­spon­si­ble for tech­ni­cal, med­i­cal or ad­min­is­tra­tive mat­ters in Fifa, a con­fed­er­a­tion, as­so­ci­a­tion, league or club, or as a player) for two of the last five years be­fore be­ing pro­posed as a can­di­date (cf. art. 24 par. 1 of the Fifa statutes). b) The can­di­date shall have been pro­posed by a mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tion in ac­cor­dance with art. 24 par. 1 of the Fifa statutes. c) The can­di­date shall present dec­la­ra­tions of sup­port from at least five mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tions (cf. art. 24 par. 1 of the Fifa statutes). Be­ing pro­posed as a can­di­date by a mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tion shall be un­der­stood as a dec­la­ra­tion of sup­port. Each mem­ber may only present a dec­la­ra­tion of sup­port for one per­son. If a mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tion presents dec­la­ra­tions of sup­port for more than one per­son, all its dec­la­ra­tions shall be­come in­valid. 2. Mem­bers must no­tify the Fifa gen­eral sec­re­tar­iat in writ­ing of a can­di­da­ture for the of­fice of Fifa pres­i­dent within the dead­line stip­u­lated in the Fifa statutes. 1. Can­di­da­tures for the of­fice of Fifa pres­i­dent shall be pro­posed by mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tions by the dead­line spec­i­fied in art. 24 par. 1 of the Fifa statutes, by a writ­ten pro­posal sub­mis­sion signed by the in­ter­ested party and ad­dressed to the Fifa gen­eral sec­re­tar­iat, in­clud­ing the can­di­date’s iden­ti­fi­ca­tion de­tails and dec­la­ra­tions of sup­port from at least five mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tions. March 3 1953 62 Brazil­ian Club boss Though he re­mains ar­guably the best player of the late 1970s and early 1980s, Zico, who is re­garded as one of the finest play­mak­ers and free kick spe­cial­ists in history, has not set the scene ablaze in ad­min­is­tra­tion. He will have to rely on the football fra­ter­nity’s fickle mem­o­ries of his magic with Brazil in his 10-year ten­ure with the na­tional team to garner enough votes. His chances are quite slim. De­cem­ber 23 1975 39 Jor­da­nian Pres­i­dent of the Jor­dan Football As­so­ci­a­tion, Pres­i­dent of the West Asian Football Fed­er­a­tion and Fifa vice-pres­i­dent The prince is an in­flu­en­tial in­di­vid­ual in world football. This was proved when he gar­nered 73 votes against Sepp Blat­ter’s 133 in the Fifa pres­i­den­tial elec­tion in March. He founded the West Asian Football Fed­er­a­tion and, un­der his pres­i­dency, the mem­ber­ship in­creased to 13 coun­tries. He beat the pow­er­ful Chung Mong-joon by 25-20 Asian votes to be­come a Fifa vice-pres­i­dent. Depend­ing on how he plays his cards, he stands a very good chance of win­ning. June 15 1958 57 French French diplo­mat, football con­sul­tant, es­say­ist and in­ter­na­tional speaker Cham­pagne served Fifa in many ca­pac­i­ties, first as in­ter­na­tional ad­viser to Sepp Blat­ter (1999-2002) then deputy sec­re­tary-gen­eral (2002- 05), del­e­gate of the pres­i­dent (2005- 07) and di­rec­tor of in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions (2007-10), be­fore leav­ing to be­come com­mis­sioner for the World Fes­ti­val of Black Arts in Dakar (2010), ad­viser to the Pales­tinian Football Fed­er­a­tion and the Palestine Olympic Com­mit­tee, the Football Fed­er­a­tion of Kosovo, the Cyprus Turk­ish Football Fed­er­a­tion and, fi­nally, the Con­golese football club TP Mazembe. It came as a sur­prise when Cham­pagne with­drew his can­di­da­ture in Fe­bru­ary af­ter fail­ing to get enough sup­port, hav­ing de­clared him­self a can­di­date last Septem­ber.

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