Baku. 18 July. REPORTAZ / Head of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), Michel Platini put forward his candidacy for the presidential elections of the International Football Federation (FIFA).
Report informs citing Spanis media.
According to the source, Platini intends to lead the FIFA and leave the UEFA led by the president of the German Football Union, Wolfgang Nirsbah. According to the information, he is supported by four of the six members of the FIFA confederations.
On May 29, at the FIFA Congress acting president of Joseph Blatter was re-elected for another term, but four days later he announced the resignation against the backdrop of corruption scandals.
An extraordinary meeting of the executive committee of the organization will be held on July 20 in Zurich.
Before the elections, Blatter, governing the organization since 1998, will serve as the head of FIFA.