Fifa presidential election: Who will vote for Sepp Blatter or Prince Ali bin al-Hussein?

The six Confederations have been vocal in pledging their support to either Blatter or Prince Ali though decisions may have been swayed by the corruption arrests

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It's the question that everybody with the slightest interest in football wants to know – who will win the Fifa presidential election as the world votes for Sepp Blatter or Prince Ali bin al-Hussein?

Fifa’s Congress confirmed that all 209 Member Associations will be allowed to vote after they voted 183-16 in favour to allow Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe, Montserrat and South Sudan to vote.

In essence, it means that South Sudan have as much influence in the vote as England.

Blatter appeared nailed on for a fifth term as Fifa president before the world governing body was rocked by the 14 arrests of current and former Fifa members on corruption charges, which included current vice-president Jeffrey Webb as one of seven that were indicted in Zurich ahead of the Fifa Congress meeting and face extradition to the United States.

The stunning development has seen a number of Associations switch their allegiance after calling for Blatter to resign, but how could the Fifa presidential vote break down once the results are announced this evening at around 5pm?


Blatter was first elected as Fifa president in 1998, and has won each election in 2002, 2007 and 2011 where he ran unopposed.