Prince Ali may stand down in FIFA presidency race….

Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein

Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein would consider withdrawing from the FIFA presidential election to allow a single candidate to challenge Sepp Blatter. The Jordanian is currently standing against Blatter, Michael van Praag of the Netherlands FA and former Portugal international Luis Figo. “The important thing is that we support the person who has the best chance of making a change in FIFA,” he said. “At some point there will be a discussion about that.” Blatter, 78, is seeking a fifth term as president, with FIFA’s 209 member associations set to vote in the election on 29 May. Prince Ali, an outgoing member of the governing body’s executive committee, believes they could be faced with a straight choice between two candidates. Speaking to the BBC’s World Football programme at the Soccerex convention in Jordan, he added: “I have tremendous respect for both the [other] challengers. “We all have our different approaches but I think we have one common goal and that’s about the need for change in FIFA. “It’s never about one person and that’s been the case for me from the very beginning.”

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