Chung Mong-Joon enters FIFA race

  • Guardian, Thursday, July 30, 2015 5:02 PM
Chung Mong-joon, one of the most influential figures in Asian soccer, announced on Thursday that he is entering the race to replace Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA. A former Fifa vice-president, the South Korean said in an interview he would make his formal announcement next month in Europe, “the center of world football”. He said he wanted to be part of the solution to clean up the corruption-tainted governing body. “I am going to stand as a candidate for the Fifa presidency,” he said, acknowledging he had a tough fight ahead of him. “It’s not easy but people don’t want to be part of corruption. They want to be part of the solution. We cannot leave Fifa in this kind of disgrace.”

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