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.
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.