Three candidates confirmed in race for UEFA presidency

Three candidates confirmed in race for UEFA presidency

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UEFA has confirmed the names of the three candidates bidding to succeed Michel Platini as president of European football’s governing body.

Platini is currently serving a four-year ban from all football-related activity, imposed by FIFA, and will be succeeded by either Aleksander Ceferin, Michael van Praag or Angel Maria Villar Llona after each submitted their candidacies for the vacancy of UEFA president.

Ceferin is president of the Football Association of Slovenia, Van Praag is president of the Netherlands Football Association and Villar Llona is president of the Spanish Football Federation.

The election will take place at the 12th Extraordinary UEFA Congress on September 14 in Athens.

All candidates are subject to an eligibility check, conducted by the review committee of FIFA due to the fact the UEFA president automatically becomes a FIFA Council vice-president.

Evelina Christillin, of the Italian Football Federation, and Laura McAllister, of the Football Association of Wales, have officially submitted their candidacies for the position of UEFA’s additional female member on the FIFA Council.

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