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Ex-Blatter aide Champagne to stand for FIFA presidency

Reuters| Updated: Jan 20, 2014, 19:29 PM IST

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.