Fifa: Sepp Blatter and rival candidates pass electoral integrity checks

Sepp Blatter
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has held office since 1998

Fifa's electoral committee has approved Sepp Blatter and his three rivals for the world governing body's presidential elections on 29 May.

A Fifa statement said all four had passed "integrity checks" and were eligible to stand for the presidency.

Dutch federation president Michael van Praag and Jordanian Prince Ali bin Al Hussein are standing against Blatter and ex-Portugal winger Luis Figo.

Blatter, 78, has held the post since 1998 and is seeking a fifth term.

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