Fifa vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein will challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter for the leadership of world football’s governing body, the BBC reports.
The Jordanian Prince, 39, will stand as a candidate at Fifa’s presidential election on 29 May, where Blatter, 78, will seek a fifth term of office.
Prince Ali said: “It is time to shift the focus away from administrative controversy and back to sport.
“The headlines should be about football, not about Fifa.”
Uefa president Michel Platini is said to be “pleased” that Prince Ali has decided to enter the race and will attempt to get the Jordanian as many votes as possible in Europe.