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Sheikh Salman favourite to become Fifa president

| 26.01.2016

Leading bookmaker Coral make Sheikh Salman, head of the Asian Football Confederation, the 5-4 front-runner to replace Sepp Blatter as Fifa president, after the final five candidates were confirmed today.  Former Fifa vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein is the second favourite at odds of 11-8.

Uefa general secretary Gianni Infantino is also in the running at odds of 9-1, while Tokyo Sexwale and Jerome Champagne are the outsiders at 10-1 and 16-1 respectively.

“Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein was the favourite to succeed Sepp Blatter before the New Year, but with just one month until voting takes place, the latest betting suggests that Sheikh Salman is now the one to beat,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

**Next Fifa president

5-4 Sheikh Salman Al Khalifa, 11-8 Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, 9-1 Gianni Infantino, 10-1 Tokyo Sexwale, 16-1 Jerome Champagne



Nicola McGeady

Nicola joined the PR team in January 2013 from Boylesports. Moving across the water from Ireland, she has taken on the role of PR Manager, dealing with all aspects of media activity, as well as taking on the responsibility of a number of the firm's key
partnerships such as At The Races and RUK. Nicola has been in the bookmaking industry for over six years,with a wide range of experience in radio and TV broadcasting, but you can also check out Nicola's lastest blog posts right here at the Coral news site. Like many of her Irish compatriots, Nicola is a huge Manchester United fan, and when not working, she can be found on a tennis court or enjoying the London social