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What You Should Know About FIFA's Presidential Candidates

FIFA announced that these seven candidates are vying to become its next president.

By Matt Moreno | October 28, 2015

The clock is ticking for Sepp Blatter. And the list of candidates to replace him as FIFA president is set.

FIFA released the seven-candidate list Wednesday. Here's who they are:

Prince Ali bin al-Hussein — president of the Jordan Football Association. He ran against Sepp Blatter in May (and lost). Blatter "stepped down" days later.

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Musa Bility — president of the Liberia Football Association. He's the first African candidate to announce a bid since 2002. He was banned from the Confederation of African Football for six months in 2013.

Jerome Champagne — former FIFA international relations director. He's fighting for more transparency, additional teams in the World Cup and video replay for referees.

Gianni Infantino — UEFA's general secretary. He joined UEFA in 2000 and oversaw the organization's implementation of the Financial Fair Play policy. He's one of the stronger candidates in the race.

Michel Platini — UEFA president. He's currently suspended from FIFA amid corruption allegations.

Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa — Asian Football Confederation president. He's also considered a strong candidate but is facing scrutiny over human rights allegations.

Tokyo Sexwale — South African former government minister. He's a "football outsider" and a key organizer of the South African World Cup. He's also seen as one of the leading contenders.

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