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Ex-Blatter aide Champagne to stand for FIFA presidency

Reuters | Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 19:29

London: Sepp Blatter`s former right-hand man Jerome Champagne declared his bid to succeed his ex-boss as FIFA president at a news conference on Monday.

Frenchman Champagne, 55, a former diplomat, worked at FIFA for 11 years between 1999 and 2010 and is a former deputy Secretary General of world soccer`s governing body.

The presidential elections will take place in June 2015.

First Published: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 19:29

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