Of the five candidates, not one talks of having kicked a football professionally. Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa from Bahrain is the odds-on favourite. Photo: AP Of the five candidates, not one talks of having kicked a football professionally. Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa from Bahrain is the odds-on favourite. Photo: AP
Of the five candidates, not one talks of having kicked a football professionally. Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa from Bahrain is the odds-on favourite. Photo: AP

Hope for the best, but expect little from Fifa’s next president

Kevin Rafferty says whoever is elected the next chief of football’s world governing body is unlikely to initiate the wide-ranging and radical reforms needed for the beautiful game to grow healthily

Topic |   Fifa presidential race 2016
Of the five candidates, not one talks of having kicked a football professionally. Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa from Bahrain is the odds-on favourite. Photo: AP Of the five candidates, not one talks of having kicked a football professionally. Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa from Bahrain is the odds-on favourite. Photo: AP
Of the five candidates, not one talks of having kicked a football professionally. Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa from Bahrain is the odds-on favourite. Photo: AP
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