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
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.