Zurich - UEFA president Michel Platini has been asked to stand for
president of world football governing body FIFA by several football
federations, according to information on Monday.
Various countries from the European, Asian, South American
and North and Central American confederations are encouraging Platini to put
his name forward as a potential successor to current FIFA president Joseph
However, the 60-year-old Frenchman has not yet declared his
intention to stand having passed on the chance to challenge Blatter at the
previous FIFA election in May.
On Monday the FIFA executive committee meets to decide the
date of a special congress to elect a new president as Blatter announced he
would lay down his mandate just days after winning the last election amid a
series of scandals surrounding his organisation.