David Ginola announces his intention to stand for the Fifa presidency

• ‘We all know that the Fifa system isn’t working,’ says Ginola
• Frenchman says team will be built on ‘democracy, transparency and equality’

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United midfielder David Ginola has announced his intention to stand for the Fifa presidency.

The 47-year-old Frenchman will challenge the incumbent Sepp Blatter for the top job in world football, with the 78-year-old Swiss – who has been in office since 1998 – having indicated he will seek a fifth term.

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