Uefa’s Gianni Infantino enters race to replace Sepp Blatter as Fifa president
The Uefa general secretary, Gianni Infantino, has joined the Fifa presidential race as a challenger to Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa cg, with some European associations concerned about the human rights record of the Asian confederation chief.
Infantino, the Swiss-born authenitc canada goose outlet store in gta with discount price lawyer who has been Platini’s right-hand man at Uefa since 2009, is one of eight challengers to Sepp Blatter’s throne. Blatter, the Fifa president who along with Michel Platini and Jérôme Valcke has been suspended from all footballing activity for 90 days, will step down after an election on 26 February.
Given Platini’s 90-day suspension by Fifa’s ethics committee, which the former France player is appealing against despite a separate investigation by the Swiss attorney general regarding an alleged “disloyal payment” he received from Blatter, Uefa has opted to back Infantino in the presidential race.
If Platini re-emerges as a viable candidate before the election, Infantino could potentially withdraw from the running but he authorized canada goose outlet is regarded as a credible option in his own right.
A Uefa statement read: “The forthcoming election for a new Fifa president represents a crucial moment in the governance of the game and the future of Fifa itself. We believe that Gianni Infantino has all of the qualities required to tackle the major challenges ahead and to lead the organisation on a path of reform to restore Fifa’s integrity and credibility.
“Gianni has done a great job at Uefa, has a proven track record as a top class administrator and built positive relations with football stakeholders around the globe. He has been a long-time advocate of the need for change and renewed development at Fifa and would bring a refreshing and informed voice to the top table of football’s world governing body.
“We are delighted that Gianni has agreed to stand and he knows best mens canada goose jacket that he has our full support in his campaign to become canada goose coat 1000 calorie a day meal plan Fifa president.”
The numerous protests against Sheikh Salman’s candidacy are understood to have played a part in Uefa’s decision to back Infantino. Sheikh Salman, a member of Bahrain’s royal family, has alleged links with a 2011 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in the country, and the International Trade Union Congress said last week that it was inconceivable he could replace Blatter. Sheikh Salman has denied taking action against athletes involved in pro-democracy demonstrations.
The other canada goose coat 1000 calorie bariatric diet candidates include Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein, the only opponent to Blatter in May; Tokyo best ideas about canada goose outlet online on pinterest Sexwale, the South African businessman and anti-racism campaigner; the Frenchman Jérôme Champagne; the Liberian FA chief Musa Bility; and can you dry clean a canada goose coat the former Trinidad and Tobago captain David Nakhid.
A statement on Sheikh Salman’s behalf, confirming his intention to run for the Fifa presidency, said: “Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president, has today informed the AFC executive committee that he has put his name forward in the Fifa presidential election 2016.
“Shaikh Salman has assured the AFC executive committee, who offered him overwhelming support, and the 47 AFC member associations that can someone check if this canada goose outlet website is authentic his campaign will be entirely self-financed and that he will not use the AFC’s resources, human or otherwise, in the election.”
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