Aleksander Ceferin, Michael van Praag and Angel Maria Villar Lllona up for UEFA presidency

UEFA will elect a new president in September
Image: UEFA will elect a new president in September

Three candidates will contest an election to choose the next president of UEFA, the governing body of European football.

They are Slovenian Aleksander Ceferin, Dutchman Michael van Praag and Angel María Villar Llona of Spain, who are all presidents of their own national football associations.

Voting takes place in Athens on September 14 at UEFA's 12th Extraordinary Congress.

The candidates for the Presidency will be subject to an eligibility check, to be conducted by the Review Committee of FIFA due to the fact that the UEFA President automatically becomes a FIFA Council vice-president.

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The new president will become UEFA's seventh to hold office, replacing Michel Platini who stood down earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Evelina Christillin of Italy's Football Federation and Laura McAllister from the Football Association of Wales have officially submitted their candidacies for the position of UEFA's additional female member on the FIFA Council.

They too will be subject to a FIFA eligibility check.

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