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Future of FIFA based on proper reputation: Prince Ali

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Dubai, Dec 27: FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Hussein said here on Sunday that the global football association needs to revamp its reputation and to take into account the needs of developing football tions more than ever.

Speaking at the 10th edition of the annual Dubai Intertiol Sports Conference which started here on Sunday, Jordan Football Association president Prince Ali said he has been travelling to many countries in recent months and was talking to officials from various tiol football associations, reports Xinhua.

Following diverse scandals at the FIFA in Zurich, Prince Ali said: "We have to get it right, we need proper consultation with everyone, including the clubs including the leagues and every service organization."

Fixing FIFA's reputation cannot work "when underground decisions are taken in Zurich, but only through democratic and transparent decision processes", said Prince Ali who lost his presidency candidature in May this year against long-time controversial president Sepp Blatter.

"I have been visiting many clubs and organisations in developing countries, and the majority of the 2009 FIFA tiol member associations are developing countries. Their interests must be better served and protected in the future," said Prince Ali.

The 40-year-old, a member of the Jordanian Royal family, added that journey of FIFA, founded in 1904, was not over at all.

"I believe FIFA has a future if we stakeholders, players, coaches, referees and fans work all together to revamp its organisation and reputation," he said. IANS

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