UEFA elected new president

UEFA elected new presidentUEFA elected Aleksander Ceferin to succeed Michel Platini as president on Wednesday, replacing one of the greats of soccer with a largely unknown Slovenian lawyer to lead the European game.

The 48-year-old Ceferin will complete Platini's four-year presidential term through 2019, while the former France captain serves a four-term FIFA ban over an improper payment.

Ceferin, the head of the Slovenian federation, beat UEFA vice president Michael van Praag of the Netherlands 42-13 in the vote in Athens.

UEFA was forced to call the special election after Platini was banned by FIFA's ethics judge last year for taking a payment of 2 million Swiss francs ($2 million) from the global governing body in 2011.
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