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Date of UEFA president elections announced

All candidates running for the presidency must submit their applications before July 20

Baku. 18 May. REPORT.AZ/ The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) will hold the election of its new president on September 14 in Athens, Report informs, UEFA Vice President Grigoriy Surkis said in Basel, Wednesday.

"The election will take place on September 14 in Athens," Surkis said. "All candidates running for the presidency must submit their applications before July 20."

Former famous French footballer Michel Platini, has been at the helm of UEFA since 2007.

In early October last year, Platini and then-President of FIFA Sepp Blatter were both suspended for the period of 90 days from their posts as part of the investigation into corruption allegations against them. Among a number of corruption allegations, Blatter was suspected of a disloyal payment of 2 million Swiss francs to UEFA President Platini in February 2011.

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