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Platini remains a candidate for FIFA president: UEFA

Platini remains a candidate for FIFA president: UEFA

NYON, Switzerland (Reuters) – European soccer governing body UEFA’s suspended President Michel Platini remains a candidate for the presidency of FIFA, UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino said after a meeting of UEFA’s member countries on Thursday.

He also said UEFA wanted FIFA to hold its congress and elect a new president to replace Sepp Blatter on Feb. 26 as scheduled.

(Reporting by Brian Homewood and Simon Evans, Writing by Michael Shields)

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