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Former France footballer David Ginola to fight Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency

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David Ginola confirmed he would stand against Sepp Blatter

London, Jan 16 Former France footballer David Ginola has confirmed his intention of standing against incumbent Joseph Blatter in the FIFA presidential election.

"We all know that the FIFA system isn't working," said Ginola in a video message on his campaign website Friday.

In the video message, the 47-year-old has invited football fans and other organisations to join 'Team Ginola'.

Ginola needs the support of at least five football associations to be eligible for standing in the election which would be held in June this year.

Ginola joins Jordanian football administrator Prince Ali and former FIFA executive Frenchman Jerome Champagne in deciding to stand against Swiss Blatter who has been in the hot seat since 1998.

"I'm standing because, like you, I love football," he added.

"The game needs to change, but I can't change it on my own. I need you to stand up and change it with me. I need you in my team.

"By joining Team Ginola you are saying 'yes' to a FIFA built on democracy, transparency and equality. You are saying 'yes' to a FIFA which cares about one thing - football."