FIFA President Challengers Must Broaden Appeal -- Podcast
March 30, 2015
FIFA president Sepp Blatter (Getty Images)
(WFI) With two months to go in the FIFA presidential race, INSIDER
editor Mark Bisson says the candidates vying to dethrone Sepp Blatter need to widen their appeal in countries beyond Europe.
UEFA held its annual congress in the Austrian capital of Vienna on March 24. The meeting acted as the first battleground for the three football executives running against Blatter.
The candidates who presented to the UEFA Congress were Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, former Portugal great Luis Figo and Dutch FA president Michael van Praag.
Blatter chose not to pitch UEFA delegates; he had earlier given a brief address in his capacity as head of world football's governing body.
FIFA will elect its next president at the 65th FIFA Congress on May 29 in Zurich.
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