Angel Maria Villar will be interim president of UEFA

Angel Maria Villar, the president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the vice-president of UEFA, will be interim president of UEFA while its incumbent Michel Platini is suspended from FIFA for 90 days, the news agency EFE has learned.

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Born in Bilbao on 21 January in 1950, Ángel María Villar Llona has been a member of UEFA’s Executive Committee since 1992.

The hierarchy of FIFA is the following: Angel Maria Villar, first vice-president; Marios N. Lefkaritis, second vice-president; Giancarlo Abete, third vice-president; Grigoriy Surkis, fourth vice-president, and Michael van Praag, fifth vice-president.

Villar, who is also a vice-president of FIFA, currently acts as first vice-president at UEFA, where he is in charge of the Referees’ Committee and the Legal Committee, vice-president of the Players’ Statute Committee, Transfers and Agents Committee and Match Agents Committee, as well as being a representative on the executive committee of the Counsel of Strategy for Professional Football.

Meanwhile, Issa Hayatou will preside over FIFA while Sepp Blatter serves his 90-day suspension.

The Cameroonian has been chosen as he is the most experienced vice-president in the organisation, according to a statement released by FIFA.

Hayatou has presided over the African Football Confederation since 1987, and three years later joined FIFA’s Executive Committee.


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