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FIFA will have a new president on February 26. Cheap Nike Roshe One Womens . After 18 years, Sepp Blatters controversial reign will come to an official end at the FIFA Congress in Zurich. Five candidates want to replace Blatter and become the most powerful man in world football, and whoever wins will become the ninth elected president in FIFAs 112-year history.The new president will be elected in a secret ballot of FIFAs 209 member associations, but Kuwait and Indonesia are banned, so there may be only 207 votes up for grabs.Africa has 54 votes, Europe 53, Asia 46, North and Central America and the Caribbean 35, Oceania 11 and South America 10. A candidate needs two thirds of the votes to win in the first round. In subsequent rounds, the candidate with the lowest number of votes drops out and a simple majority is required to win.During the past three months, Sky Sports News HQ has interviewed all five candidates - Sheikh Salman of Bahrain, Gianni Infantino, Prince Ali of Jordan, Jerome Champagne and Tokyo Sexwale.Over the next few days we are profiling each candidate, study their manifestos and assess their chances. We continue the analysis by looking at Tokyo Sexwale.Profile: Sheikh SalmanTOKYO SEXWALE:WHY IS HE STANDING?Sexwale says he is a reluctant candidate. He says he was asked to stand by FIFA insiders after Blatter announced he would resign last June.He describes himself as a FIFA man and he is well-connected in Zurich. FIFA has never had a president from outside Europe or South American and Sexwale says it is time for a black leader: Blacks have been warming the bench for 111 years. The score is 111-0. The time has come to decolonise football. It has been led for too long by white men. Re-distributing wealth to the poorest member associations is key for Sexwale WHAT ARE HIS CHANCES?Not good. His slim hopes of making any sort of impact rested on gaining the support of the African Football Confederation. Their executive committee announced on February 5 that they would be endorsing Sheikh Salman instead.Sexwale was expected to withdraw from the contest at that stage, but he remained defiant and insisted he would make it to Zurich on February 26.His campaign has been low key compared to some of the other candidates and it has been described by critics as lacklustre and low energy. There have been reports that his own South African Football Association was concerned by his failure to make any sort of impact.When asked to assess his own chances, Sexwale said: There is an element of risk. It is a zero-sum game.WHAT KIND OF PRESIDENT WILL HE BE?As one of the richest men in South Africa and a former host of their version of The Apprentice he knows all about delegating responsibility. He says his No 1 choice for secretary general would be Gianni Infantino and he has always been open to doing deals with the other candidates during the campaign.He knows his way around FIFA, having served on the committee on racism and discrimination, and the media committee. He was also picked by Blatter for the sensitive role of chairman of the monitoring committee on Israel and Palestine. Tokyo Sexwale is a big Liverpool fan WHAT STANDS OUT IN HIS MANIFESTO?  His manifesto is not as slick as the other candidates. Its most eye-catching proposal is allowing national teams to have commercial shirt sponsors.Under a Sexwale presidency, there would be a real chance of England. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland playing with Vauxhall on their shirts.Sexwale justifies his proposal by pointing out that the majority of FIFAs 209 member are struggling financially and they need to raise funds. Re-distributing wealth to the poorest member associations is a key element of his 14-page manifesto.WHAT DOES HE THINK OF SEPP BLATTER?Sexwale says Blatter is his friend and he always stands by his friends. He stills speaks to Blatter on the telephone.He believes Blatter has transformed the game during his 40-year FIFA career: The work he has done is a monument and that monument cannot be moved. We need to have mercy in our hearts. I cannot celebrate another mans misfortune and misery. Sexwale says WHO DOES HE BLAME FOR THE FIFA CRISIS?Sexwale says FIFA is well run and he claims not a penny has gone missing. He blames FIFAs problems on rogue officials in the Americas.While that may apply to the US investigation into football corruption, it does not explain why the three most powerful men in world football - Blatter, Michel Platini and Jerome Valcke - have all been banned.According to Sexwale, we should put footballs problems into perspective: The damage done is for posterity. It is not like they have murdered someone or committed genocide. It is only a game. We are here to understand and carry on their good work and learn from their mistakes.WHO DOES HE SUPPORT?Sexwale has been supporting Liverpool since he was in prison for 13 years with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island. He watches all their games on television in South Africa, usually with one of his closest aides - a Manchester United fan.Profile: Sheikh SalmanWatch full coverage of the FIFA Presidential Election on February 26 on Sky Sports News HQ. Also See: Profile: Sheikh Salman FA to back Infantino Platini upbeat Blatter appeal to be heard Cheap Nike Air Max 2015 Mens .05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal. The designation was released Monday after the deadline passed for NFL teams to use franchise or transition tags on players becoming free agents. Air Max 2016 Sale Uk . The formidable trio of Canadian receivers -- individually known as Chris Getzlaf, Rob Bagg and Andy Fantuz -- will share the field at Mosaic Stadium one more time on Sunday. . The quest begins with what is supposed to be an easy one, although Germany has traditionally been a stubborn opponent to Canadian teams at international tournaments.LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Two runs down? No sweat for these confident Los Angeles Dodgers. Adrian Gonzalez scored the go-ahead run on Yasiel Puigs sacrifice fly that capped a three-run sixth inning, helping the Dodgers beat the New York Mets 4-2 on Monday night for their sixth straight victory. The deficit was small compared to Friday, when the Dodgers rallied from six runs down to beat Tampa Bay on a walkoff. "Its a special group. Hopefully, special things can happen," said Nick Punto, who homered in the seventh. "We have a lot of talent on this team and things are clicking." The Dodgers improved to 38-8 since June 22, the franchises best 46-game stretch in the modern era that began in 1900. The 1899 Brooklyn Superbas had 38 wins in several 46-game stretches between April and June of that year. Overall, its the best 46-game run for a major league team since the 2001 Oakland Athletics went 38-8 between Aug. 2 and Sept. 27. "The confidence is really high," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "Our pitching has been great." Gonzalez went 3 for 4 and drove in a run for the seventh straight game, the longest RBI streak since Adrian Beltres eight-game run from July 17-24, 2004. Ricky Nolasco (9-9) extended his winning streak to three. The right-hander allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out two and walked two, retiring 11 consecutive batters during one stretch. "I made a lot of good pitches," he said. "A lot of their hits were well-placed." Mets catcher John Buck played with Nolasco in Miami. "He never gives up and never gives in to hitters," he said. "He executes pitches when he needs to, and keeps the team in the ballgame, and thats the thing I remember from him when I was there." Kenley Jansen got the final four outs to earn his 18th save in 21 chances. He has retired 32 of the last 33 batters he has faced with 18 strikeouts since July 23. Jenrry Mejia (1-2) gave up three runs — two earned — and six hits in six innings as the Mets two-game winning streak ended. The right-hander struck out four and walked none. He retired his first eight batters. New York had won five of six. Ahead 2-0, Mejia alllowed three straight singles to open the sixth, capped by Gonzalezs RBI single over the head of leaping shortstop Omar Quintanilla. Air Max 90 Hyperfuse Uk Sale. "We actually tried to go down and away to him, and I think it just rode up and in a little bit on him and missed the spot," Buck said. "It was one of those things where he just jammed him in the right spot." Center fielder Juan Lagares scooped up the ball and fired it to third, but it went off the glove of Wilmer Flores and into the Dodgers dugout as Gonzalez took third. That allowed Mark Ellis to score from first behind Carl Crawford, tying the game 2-2. Puig followed with a sacrifice fly to left field that scored Gonzalez, making it 3-2. Punto homered for just the second time this season, extending the Dodgers lead to 4-2 in the seventh. Danny DeVito came on the field after the game wearing Puntos No. 7 jersey. "I didnt get it back, either," said Punto, who met the actor for the first time. "Ive never seen someone so excited. He said, It felt amazing for me. It must have felt good for you." New York had the tying runs on first and second in the eighth with two outs. Jansen came in and retired pinch-hitter Justin Turner on a called third strike. The Dodgers got out of a jam in the seventh, when the Mets had runners on first and second with two outs. Daniel Murphy lined out to right, and Puig caught the ball over his shoulder while running toward the wall. "Theyve been amazing," Nolasco said about the bullpen. "To get out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh was great." The Mets led 2-0 in the second on RBI singles by Buck and Quintanilla after Nolasco gave up four consecutive singles to open the inning. Quintanillas 17 RBI set a single-season career high. Notes: Jansen had his second four-out save of the season, with the other coming at Colorado on July 3. ... The Dodgers six-game winning streak ties their season high for the third time. ... Nolasco has faced the Mets more than any other team in his career, with 26 games and 24 starts, and 139 2/3 innings pitched against them. ... Mets LF Eric Young cartwheeled over the wall trying to catch a foul ball by Punto one swing before his homer. Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '

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