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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin to face for re-election in 2023

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Aleksander Ceferin will stand for a 3rd time period as president of UEFA when it holds its congress in Portugal subsequent yr, European soccer’s governing physique mentioned on Saturday.

The information got here as UEFA met its member associations on Saturday in Frankfurt the place the way forward for the boys’s and ladies’s European Championships and their respective qualifiers was mentioned. “UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin took the opportunity to personally thank all 55 associations for their letters of support for the next elections received in recent weeks, confirming officially that he will run for another mandate at the upcoming UEFA Congress in Portugal in 2023,” UEFA mentioned.

Ceferin was elected UEFA’s seventh president in 2016 to switch Michel Platini, who was banned from soccer administration in 2015 for ethics violations and compelled to stop UEFA in 2016 after dropping his attraction in opposition to his ban.

Ceferin, a Slovenian lawyer, was re-elected unopposed for a four-year time period in 2019. The 54-year-old confronted his greatest problem in April 2021 when a few of Europe’s prime golf equipment tried to kind a European Super League. The competitors was a direct risk to UEFA’s continental membership competitors, the Champions League, and Ceferin referred to as on followers, soccer federations and governments to oppose the “disgraceful, self-serving proposal”.

He additionally led UEFA’s cost in opposing world soccer governing physique FIFA’s plans to carry a World Cup each two years as a substitute of each 4