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FIFA veteran Marios Lefkaritis to leave European football politics

UEFA said that Marios Lefkaritis has withdrawn as a candidate to retain his seat on the European body's executive committee.

Lefkaritis previously had not entered a separate April 5 election to remain as a UEFA delegate on FIFA’s ruling committee.

Another FIFA veteran, Marios Lefkaritis of Cyprus, is to exit international football politics. UEFA says the 70-year-old Lefkaritis has withdrawn as a candidate in an April 5 election to retain his seat on the European body’s executive committee. UEFA gave no reason.

Lefkaritis informed UEFA members on the day his long-time FIFA colleague Issa Hayatou lost the presidency of African football.

Lefkaritis previously had not entered a separate April 5 election to remain as a UEFA delegate on FIFA’s ruling committee.

The Cypriot official joined FIFA’s top table in 2007, and was a finance committee member for much of that decade. He currently chairs UEFA’s finance panel.

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Without Lefkaritis, there are 12 candidates for eight seats on UEFA’s executive committee at the election meeting in Helsinki.