Football By Joe Crilly

Targeted Platini Is Clear Favourite To Succeed Blatter

In the race to become the next permanent FIFA President, the mudslinging has begun, with Michel Platini bearing the brunt of most of the negative comments from the contenders, however, William Hill make him clear favourite to win. He is 4/9 to replace Sepp Blatter while Prince Ali bin al-Hussein is the 3/1 second favourite.

“Over the last couple of days both Prince Ali bin al-Hussein and Chung Mong-Joon have targeted Platini in the media showing that they view him as the main threat and the odds certainly back this up,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Next permanent FIFA President: 4/9 Michel Platini; 3/1 Prince Ali bin al-Hussein; 12/1 Chung Mong-Joon; 12/1 Sheik Ahmad Al-Sabh; 16/1 Luis Figo; 16/1 Musa Bility; 16/1 Sepp Blatter; 25/1 BAR