This is the question football fans all over the world have been asking, ever since FIFAreleased presidential candidates’ names:
-HRH Prince Ali Al Hussein
-Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa
Musa Bility, the head of the Liberian football association, was on the list before. However, he was disqualified after failing an integrity check, which all the candidates were subjected to.
It is unclear what part of the check Bility failed.
FIFA describes how the check is conducted:
This two-step process involved first creating detailed reports of risk-relevant information relating to each candidate. The integrity check included a review of corporate records, litigation cases, bankruptcy proceedings, potential regulatory actions taken against the candidate and a review of media reports concerning potential red flags (fraudulent behaviour, match manipulation, human rights violations, etc.). Each candidate was then asked to comment on the content of the detailed report produced.
The final integrity check reports and the comments submitted by the candidates were provided to the members of the Ad-hoc Electoral Committee and evaluated to determine whether each of the candidates fulfilled the requirements for the presidency as outlined in theFIFA Statutes and Regulation