Prince Backed To Become King At Fifa
Next FIFA President
Prince Ali Al-Hussein, who narrowly lost the FIFA presidency to Sepp Blatter in May, has officially submitted his candidacy for the forthcoming elections.
The Jordanian looks set to take the reins this time round however as he shortens into odds on favourite at 4/6 from 10/11 for the position.
UEFA President Michel Platini’s presidency bid could be in jeopardy after he has been quizzed about a payment he made to Blatter in the 2011 elections, however despite a drift from 11/4, he remains second in the betting at 9/2.
Issa Hayatou is currently serving as Acting President of FIFA and has been cut into 8/1 from 25/1
…to remain in the position following the elections in February. Hayatou lost out in the vote thirteen years ago, but having been appointed following Blatter’s 90 day suspension, punters have been quick to back the African to hold on to his seat and claim the official title in the 2016 elections.
Sheikh Ahmad Al-Sabah has been pushed out to 12/1 from 9/2, with former FIFA World Player of the Year Luis Figo priced at 14/1 to land the coveted role.
*Prices correct at time of publication