Moscow, Feb 4: All candidates running for the FIFA presidential post will gather here for a meeting on February 17, Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has said without specifying the venue for the talks. Mutko is a member of the world football governing body's executive committee.
The officially registered candidates running for the post of the FIFA president in February 26 elections are: Gianni Infantino, FIFA vice president and Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, South Africa's Tokyo Sexwale, former-FIFA secretary General Jerome Champagne and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, reports Tass.
Mutko, also the president of the Russian Football Union (RFU) said Russia would back the candidacy of European football's secretary general Gianni Infantino at the February 26 presidential election.
However, Mutko added that a single candidate was needed to represent Europe, Asia and Africa. IANS