Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein has confirmed he will continue his bid to become the next FIFA president.
There had been speculation Prince Ali was considering pulling out of the election campaign but the FIFA vice-president from Jordan has assured in a statement he will “continue the race until the end”.
The 39-year-old is standing against current president Sepp Blatter, Michael van Praag from Holland and former Portugal international Luis Figo, with the elections taking place at the 65th FIFA Congress on May 29 in Zurich.
The statement added: “Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein reaffirmed on Monday he will continue to run for the FIFA presidential elections, taking place end of this month, especially after the supportive and positive responses from the football federations he visited in different countries, and the warm welcome his manifesto has received worldwide.
“This comes after some tweets on social media claiming Prince Ali’s intentions to consider withdrawing from FIFA elections to back a single challenger against Sepp Blatter.”