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Sheikh Salman Wants to Split FIFA in Two

Fifa presidential candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa has revealed he wants to separate world football's governing body into two entities. In a manifesto published online, the Bahraini royal said events and governance issues should be set apart from Fifa's commercial and funding interests - adding that, under his leadership, Fifa would rise like a "phoenix" from the "ashes".

"Only by strictly separating the generation of funds and supervising the flow of all monies spent can we guarantee the rebirth of a new Fifa," Sheikh Salman said.

To completely rebrand Fifa, the Asian Football Confederation chief added that external experts would need to be hired.

Five candidates are vying for the Fifa presidency. They include Uefa secretary general Gianni Infantino, former Fifa vice president Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan, South African business tycoon Tokyo Sexwale and former Fifa official Jerome Champagne of France.

They're looking to replace incumbent Sepp Blatter who received an eight-year suspension following a corruption scandal.

Sheikh Salman, who said he would not take a salary, insisted that Fifa, as a whole, was not a rogue organisation.

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