Of Prague as a big underdog to UEFA elections

Of Prague as a big underdog to UEFA elections

As a large underdog takes on Michael van Praag Wednesday in Athens part in the elections, which is a successor to Michel Platini to appoint as president of the European football association UEFA.

If we have European football associations may believe, then it can be almost not otherwise, or the UEFA get a Slovenian president. Of Prague only competitor Aleksander Ceferin has quickly gained popularity.

Only a few weeks ago told the 68-year-old chairman of the KNVB that he support felt of 27 or 28 countries. He based himself on interviews with more than forty of the 55 in the UEFA member states. In the meantime it has become clear that even Germany, France, Ireland, Hungary and the Scandinavian countries for the twenty years younger Ceferin choose.

Of specifying wants Of Prague do not know. The Native remains combative until the elections in the luxurious Grand Resort Lagonissi Hotel are past. Of course, he thinks sometimes how it is possible that a relatively unknown lawyer him in the polls heavily over aim.

The Norwegian voetbalblad Josimar brought last week to the Norwegian Kjetil Siem, FIFA’s new Director of Strategy, for Ceferin has been lobbying for a conference between the Scandinavian bondsvoorzitters. The Slovenian, who also has the support would enjoy FIFA-boss Gianni Infantino, the Scandinavian countries, allegedly to turn a EK promised. If that’s true, then that is wrong, Of Prague. Furthermore, there is now nothing.


Of Prague, but one consideration for a vote on him and that is his program. He wants the UEFA a fair and transparent bond and build bridges between the richer and poorer countries. Transfers of youth players need to be restricted and if you ask him then you women’s even more support.

Ceferin also enjoys the support of Russia, the organizer of the next world cup that will benefit a friend, UEFA president. Many countries from the east of Europe would the Russians go along. In that case, is fighting the Dutchman is a unequal fight.

But Prague should be all that is yet to be seen, ” he says. In the absence of guidance thinks the president of the KNVB, but at the last elections for the leadership of FIFA, in which Infantino the towering favourite sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa defeated.

Because voters until the last moment change your mind, love Of Prague, the courage. With at least 28 votes he may be the successor of the suspended Platini.

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