Jordan’s Prince Ali announces intention to stand for Fifa presidency

  • Prince will take on Sepp Blatter in May election
  • ‘Time to shift the focus away from controversy’

Fifa vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan will stand for election in a bid to oust Sepp Blatter as leader of football’s scandal-hit world governing body.

The 39-year-old Prince Ali declared his intention on Tuesday to stand as a candidate in the Fifa presidential election on May 29 in Zurich, where Blatter has pledged to seek a fifth mandate at age 79.

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