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(L-R) UEFA Chief of Communications Pedro Pinto, UEFA General Secretary Theodore Theodoridis of Greece and UEFA legal affairs director Alasdair Bell attend a news conference after an UEFA executive committee meeting in Basel, Switzerland May 18, 2016.Reuters

UEFA have announced on Wednesday that the election to name the new president of the European football governing body would be made on September 14. Michel Platini had vacated the post earlier this month after having failed to overturn his ban from football by the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport).

Uefa interim secretary general Theodore Theodoridis has mentioned that 55 national federations would vote at the extraordinary congress to be held in Athens, Greece.

The possible candidates for the job includes Slovenian federation president Aleksander Ceferin and Uefa vice-presidents Angel Maria Villar and Michael van Praag, according to the BBC. Van Praag, who was the former chairman of Dutch side AFC Ajax, meanwhile, has also expressed intentions to contest for the UEFA president job.

"UEFA needs a bridge builder at the moment. I want to use my experience, network and knowledge in the coming two-and-a-half years to make UEFA a close union again," Van Praag has been quoted as saying by the Associated Press.

With Platini barred from official duty now as well, Villar, a former Spain international footballer and the current acting UEFA President, will be presenting the trophy to the winning nation in the Euro 2016 finals in France.

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