Prince Ali against Sepp Blatter for Fifa presidency in toughest of races

The Jordanian prince has little chance of defeating Blatter, who has been in charge of Fifa since 1998
Michel Platini will not stand against Blatter

Prince Ali, a member of the Jordanian royal family and Fifa vice-president, who will challenge Sepp Blatter’s position as leader of world football’s governing body, has just entered a race he knows he has only a very slim chance of winning.

Despite four more scandal-hit years as he has struggled to contain the fallout from the calamitous race for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, Blatter is close to a shoo-in for a fifth term he vowed he would never stand for. Only ill health or a dramatic change of mind will derail him, despite the scandal besieging him.

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