Sports Champagne confirms he will run against Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency

Jerome Champagne has indicated interest in contesting against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

Blatter this month announced his intention to seek re-election to continue as FIFA president,seeking to contest for a fifth time in office.

However it appears that Blatter may not be running unopposed this time around,but would square up against the 56-year old Champagne.

"I have just written to the FIFA Ad-hoc Electoral Committee and its president, Mr Domenico Scala, to confirm my intention to run for FIFA president," he added.

Champagne added: "We have to take clear and informed decisions on whether we want to continue with the current economic polarisation, and the sporting imbalances it brings in its wake, or be willing to rebalance the game in our globalised 21st century.

"The next 10 years will be crucial for football and very particularly for FIFA which is at a crossroads and in need of sweeping changes that must take it further than what has been accomplished to date."

The election will take place at the FIFA congress in June next year.

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