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David Ginola to run for FIFA presidency

Nominations for the presidency of world football's governing body close on 29 January

Baku. 16 January. REPORT.AZ/ Former France international David Ginola says he will stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency, Report informs citing BBC. 

Despite the announcement, it is not certain Ginola will actually be able to carry through his intention.

He needs the support of five football associations and must show active involvement in football for two of the past five years to be eligible.

Ginola, 47, is being backed by a betting firm with whom he has arranged a news conference in London on Friday.

He served as an ambassador for England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

A spokeswoman for the former Newcastle and Tottenham midfielder said: "We will be looking for the full support of Uefa and five football associations."

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