The election to select a new president of world soccer’s governing body Fifa will be held on February 26 in Zurich, the organisation said on its Twitter feed on Monday.

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An “extraordinary elective congress” with all 209 member associations invited will decide on the next president of the governing body. Sepp Blatter announced on June 2 that he was standing down, just four days after winning a fifth term with an election victory at a congress overshadowed by the arrest of seven soccer officials.

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The 79-year-old had been re-elected after his only rival, Jordan’s Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, withdrew after gaining 73 votes to Blatter’s 133 in the first round of voting.

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Blatter has been president since 1998.


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