Having reportedly breached FIFA’s Code of Ethics, president Gianni Infantino is set to be investigated after failing to stay neutral in the UEFA presidential race.
With both Sepp Blatter, Infantino’s predecessor, and Michel Platini, the former head of European football’s governing body, now struck off, campaigns will soon begin to find a replacement for the latter.
According to Dutch newspaper Volksrant, Infantino has given his support to Aleksandar Ceferin of Slovenia, which is against the rules that state the top man at FIFA cannot have an opinion on this matter.
Opposing Ceferin is Angel Maria Villar, but Infantino reportedly asked for the former to win through a consultant.
Ahead of Wednesday’s deadline for candidacy, the campaigns could now be marred, with a new president to set to be elected on September 14 in Athens.
This continues FIFA’s bad press, with the organisation continuing to battle years of widespread internal corruption.
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