Van Praag May Quit FIFA Presidential Race; Figo Denies Reports

May 20, 2015

By Christian Radnedge

Michael Van Praag is close to withdrawing his candidacy for FIFA president in order to rally behind rival Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, generic according to media reports in the Netherlands this week.

Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant also reports that former Portugal international Luis Figo is also considering pulling out of the race to challenge FIFA president Sepp Blatter at the election in Zurich later this month.

Van Praag, asthma Figo and Prince Ali all met in Geneva last week for talks on the best way to approach taking on Blatter who is seeking a fifth term in office.

“The common aim is to bring about change at Fifa and it is a good thing there is an ever-widening international coalition which supports this, cheap cialis ” Van Praag said.

However, following the meeting all candidates were insistent on carrying on with their respective campaigns.

Now though it looks as if the head of the Dutch FA has had a change of heart, with De Volksrant citing FIFA sources to back up their claims he will pull out on Thursday.

Figo’s camp has vehemently denied the rumours that the former player would be joining Van Praag at a news conference that day to stand down.

A spokesman working for Figo’s campaign told Reuters from Lisbon: “We reiterate what we said on the first day.
“Luis is an independent candidate and he will keep being independent. He will not travel to Holland, contrary to what the rumours say.”

Prince Ali is seen as the candidate with the best chance to unseat Blatter having been a member of the FIFA executive committee for the past four years.

The winning candidate will need to secure at least 105 votes from the 209 member associations on May 29.

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