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Sexwale Among FIFA's Seven Presidential Candidates

Football governing body FIFA has confirmed the seven candidates who will be standing in its presidential election to be held in Zurich on 26 February 2016.

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The candidates proposed are Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, Mr Musa Hassan Bility, Mr Jerome Champagne, Mr Gianni Infantino, Mr Michel Platini, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa and Mr Tokyo Sexwale.

UEFA president Platini might be removed from the list at a later date as he is provisionally banned from taking part in any football-related activity and his paperwork will not be processed by the Ad-hoc Electoral Committee as long as such ban is hanging over him.

For the other proposed candidates, the following applies:

The Ad-hoc Electoral Committee will now assess the candidatures in line with the Electoral Regulations for the FIFA Presidency.

"In accordance with article 8 par. 1(e) of the Electoral Regulations, the Ad-hoc Electoral Committee has passed the candidature dossiers to the investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee to carry out integrity checks, as stipulated in the regulations. The investigatory chamber will – as a result of this integrity check – deliver comprehensive documentation on each candidate, but it will not give any recommendation as to whether or not a candidate may run for the FIFA presidency.

"Upon receipt of the results of the integrity checks, the Ad-hoc Electoral Committee will reconvene in order to review the submissions and validate their compliance with the applicable FIFA regulatory provisions. Following this process, the Ad-hoc Electoral Committee will formally admit and declare the candidates who are eligible to stand for the office of FIFA President."

Former Trinidad and Tobago international David Nakhid will not be included in the presidency race after at least one of the football associations who nominated him also reportedly nominated other candidates. Without this, he didn't have the backing of five football associations, which is required to qualify as a candidate for the presidency.

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