UEFA names candidates for FIFA, UEFA elections

Four European members of FIFA’s executive committee have no

challengers for their seats at a scheduled election in May.

UEFA says Michel D’Hooghe of Belgium, Senes Erzik of Turkey,

Marios Lefkaritis of Cyprus and Russian sports minister Valery

Mutko are the only candidates to renew their four-year

mandates.

The incumbents, who make up half of UEFA’s eight-seat quota on

FIFA’s 25-member board, have represented Europe at FIFA for 25, 17,

six and four years, respectively.

UEFA announced nine candidates for eight seats on its own

executive committee. Those elections will also be on May 24 at its

53-nation congress in London.

Manchester United chief executive David Gill, Germany football

federation president Wolfgang Niersbach and Portugal leader

Fernando Gomes are three new candidates.

Six incumbents are standing for re-election.