UEFA President Michel Platini attends a news conference after the draw for the 2015/2016 UEFA Europa League soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo, Monaco August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Files

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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