It would be good for FIFA president to be European: ex-PZPN head
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The former head of the Polish Football Association (PZPN), Michał Listkiewicz, said that it would be good for FIFA to elect a European president, ahead of an election on Friday.
“Let us not expect a great revolution. Since there is no president, [FIFA] needs to choose a new one. This is normal. They just have to choose a man who will clean the image of FIFA, sort some things out. He will guide the reform process that has already been initiated, but too late – in my opinion – by the former President Blatter,” Listkiewicz said, adding that the football community would be at an advantage if the president remained a European.
The field of hopefuls to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president includes a Middle Eastern royalty, businessmen, a veteran football administrator and a former political prisoner.
Former head Sepp Blatter was suspended from FIFA in 2015 after the association was hit by a corruption scandal, which saw at least a dozen global arrests. (rg/di)