Austria still unsure of who to back in UEFA election

VIENNA (AP) " The Austrian Football Federation says it still doesn't know who to back in the UEFA presidential election.

Austria and 54 other UEFA members will choose between Aleksander Ceferin of Slovenia and Michael van Praag of the Netherlands to replace Michel Platini as president, during a congress in Athens, Greece, on Wednesday.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Austrian federation says it plans to "hold concluding talks with both candidates" before the voting "about the reform and further development of the Champions League and how they see the future support by UEFA of middle and small nations."

Ceferin has become the favorite after attracting public support from France, Germany, Scandinavian and Eastern European nations, while Van Praag has been endorsed by England.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf04 at 28 Oct 2016 05:06:37 Processing Time: 611ms