October 08, 2014

LONDON (AP) The official who led FIFA's inspection of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding nations is considering a challenge to Sepp Blatter for president.

Former Chilean football federation president Harold Mayne-Nicholls has until late January to submit his candidacy for the FIFA election in May.

He tells The Associated Press by e-mail that he is ''studying the situation. It is a possibility at the moment.''

Mayne-Nicholls has to show he has played an `'active role'' in football for two of the past five years and has the support of at least five FIFA members.

Blatter is seeking a fifth four-year term as president, with former FIFA official Jerome Champagne the only other declared candidate.

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