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Jordan’s Prince to challenge Blatter for Fifa presidency

Geneva, Jan 6: FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan on Tuesday said he will challenge incumbent Joseph Blatter for football’s governing body leadership.

Blatter, 79, will run for his fifth mandate in the FIFA presidential election May 29 in Zurich, reports Xinhua.

"It came after careful consideration and many discussions with respected FIFA colleagues over the last few months," Prince Ali, 39, said.

Prince Ali did not specify which five of FIFA’s 209 members will nomite him for the presidency, as required before a Jan 29 deadline.

He was expected to travel to Australia for the Asian Cup, which kicks off on Friday in Melbourne. IANS

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