In the snapshot of what a first impression provides, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein doesn’t immediately come across as FIFA’s president-elect. A natural, charismatic leader of men, he might not be, but as things stand he is the man most likely to be voted in as the new leader of world football next February. In almost every sense, the Jordanian is a sporting blazer of a different kind.
UEFA President Michel Platini delivers his speech during a press conference after the soccer Europa League draw ceremony at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco, Friday, Aug. 28. (AP)
FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon speaks during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, September 3, 2015. reuters
British comedian known as Lee Nelson (unseen) throws banknotes at FIFA President Sepp Blatter as he arrives for a news conference after the Extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee Meeting at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland July 20, 2015. (Reuters)