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Fifa admits five candidates for presidential election, no Platini

The market for global soccer player transfers reached US$4.2 billion in 2015, up 2.6 per cent from the year before and largely attributed to the wealthy clubs in the English Premier League, according to Fifa's Global Transfer Market Report.

[ZURICH] Fifa said on Thursday it had admitted five candidates to stand for the world soccer body's presidency at a Feb 26 election.

In a statement, Zurich-based Fifa said the candidates were: Prince Ali Al Hussein, Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Jerome Champagne, Gianni Infantino and Tokyo Sexwale.

Of the seven potential candidates named last month, Michel Platini and Musa Hassan Bility were not admitted. The decision can be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.