Paris - South Korean billionaire Chung Mong-Joon on Monday launched his
formal campaign for the FIFA presidency with an outspoken attack on outgoing
leader Sepp Blatter and a vow to fix the scandal-tainted world football body in
"Today FIFA is undergoing a profound crisis. Under these circumstances,
the FIFA president must be a crisis manager and a reformer," the
63-year-old Chung, a former FIFA vice president, told a press conference in
"The problem at FIFA is that those mired in corruption, the only thing
they are interested in is hiding the corruption," he added.
"The real reason FIFA has become such a corrupt organisation is because
the same person (Blatter) has been running it for 40 years. Absolute power
Chung vowed that if successful in an election to be held in February he
would serve just one term.
"I can change FIFA in four years. That is my pledge to football fans in
UEFA president Michel Platini and Brazil football legend Zico have also
announced they are candidates. Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, another former FIFA
vice president from Jordan, is also considering a run.