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Ceferin appointed UEFA president

14-September-2016
14-September-2016 12:46
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Slovenia's Aleksander Ceferin has been elected as UEFA's seventh president at an extraordinary congress in Athens.

The 48-year-old lawyer, almost unheard of outside his own country at the start of the campaign, beat his Dutch rival Michael van Praag by 42 votes to 13, with no abstentions.

Ceferin will now complete the remaining two-and-a-half years of former president Michel Platini's term, after the Frenchman was banned from all football activities in December.