called for a “genuine debate” of football’s most pressing issues after
officially submitting his candidacy for FIFA president.
president of the Jordan Football Association filed his bid alongside
declarations of support before Thursday’s deadline, with the English
Football Association one of the members to back his campaign.
Ali is one of five men to have declared their intention to stand
against FIFA president Sepp Blatter, with former Portugal international
Luis Figo confirming his bid earlier on Friday.
The FIFA vice-president has subsequently outlined the proposals of his campaign.
campaign for the presidency of FIFA has entered a new phase, and the
number of candidates signals a strong desire for change,” Prince Ali
said in a statement.
“It is vital that a genuine debate is held
and a consensus is established on key issues – enabling everyone,
especially fans, to trust FIFA again as we embark on a new era where
world football is governed with integrity and credibility.
want to make FIFA a first-class organisation that is worthy of a sport
that unites billions of people around the globe and is rightly declared
the world’s game.
“FIFA should function to promote football and
work in a real partnership to support all national associations in their
mission to develop the game – we must get back to focusing on those