FIFA presidential contest goes to second round of voting

FIFA presidential contest goes to second round of voting

The FIFA presidential election will go into a second round of voting after none of the four candidates received the required two-thirds majority in the first round at the extraordinary congress in Zurich.

UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino led the first round, with 88 of the 207 votes cast.

The widely-regarded favourite Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al Khalifa received 85 votes, Prince Ali bin al Hussein 27 and Jerome Champagne seven.

South African Tokyo Sexwale withdrew his candidacy moments prior to the first round of voting.

A simple majority of more than 50 per cent (104 votes) is sufficient for victory in the second round.


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