For the first time since 1998 there is about to be a new FIFA President. The governing body of world soccer has has a nightmare year with the FBI investigating their every move and arresting some of their top officials. Many of the top figures in the organization, including longtime President Sepp Blatter, have been banned and it's time for new leadership to be elected to hopefully bring the change within FIFA that is sorely needed.
The build up to this election, like every single thing FIFA is involved in, has had its fair share of controversy. Candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan appealed to have this election postponed due to the lack of transparency. Not in the figurative sense either. Literal transparent voting booths were proposed by Prince Ali. His appeal was denied and the vote will go on as scheduled.
It's an historic day for FIFA as this special election will determine the next President just months after Blatter defeated Prince Ali in the regularly scheduled election in May of 2015.
Date/Time: Friday, February 26th, 3am ET/12am PT
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Purpose: Electing a new FIFA President
How to Watch
TV: Fox Sports 1 (6 hours of coverage), Fox Sports 2 (excess coverage)
Online: FOX Sports GO (app), FOX Soccer 2Go (app) and FOXSportsGO.com (online)