Next FIFA president? Bin Hammam?

AP, Saturday 5 Mar 2011

Mohamed bin Hammam drops another hint that he could challenge Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency

Mohamed bin Hammam

The Asian Football Confederation President, Mohamed bin Hammam is yet to publicly announce whether he will stand in June’s election.

However he did post Saturday on a Facebook account linked to his official website that “competition is good for the organisation [FIFA], whether [the] president or any other posts. Competition is the best way to make the organisation vibrant and alive.”

Blatter has been president since 1998 and is up for re-election for a fourth four-year term.

Challengers have until end of March to apply. Bin Hammam’s notable achievements include winning the hosting of the 2022 World Cup for his country, Qatar.

When asked by The Associated Press recently whether he would challenge the Swiss incumbent, Bin Hammam said: “I did not make up my mind yet. I would rather wait and see.”

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