FIFA on Thursday approved five candidates to stand in February’s vote to replace Sepp Blatter as president of world football’s governing body, but Michel Platini has not yet made the list.
The five who met the qualifications following a series of integrity tests were:
Prince Ali Al Hussein
Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa
The candidacy of Platini, the suspended head of European football who had been the favourite to succeed Blatter, will be examined once his 90-day suspension by FIFA’s ethics committee is over.
The only candidate to be disqualified after receiving provisional approval wasMusa Bility, the head of the Liberian football association.