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Hyundai scion joins race for Fifa's top job

Billionaire Chung Mong-Joon to announce his candidacy to replace Blatter next week; he slams Platini as a stooge tainted by scandal

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Mr CHUNG: Describes himself as a corruption-free candidate with a global, non-Eurocentric vision to take Fifa into a new era

Seoul

SOUTH Korean billionaire Chung Mong-Joon confirmed on Thursday he was joining the race to replace Fifa president Sepp Blatter, and painted likely front-runner Michel Platini as an untrustworthy stooge tainted by scandal.

A former Fifa vice president and Asian football