David Martin has been elected as Britain’s FIFA vice-president

Irish Football Association president David Martin has been elected as Britain’s FIFA vice-president.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 1:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 1:24 pm

He succeeds former English Football Association chair Greg Clarke, who stood down from the role last November after making a series of offensive remarks during a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee.

Martin will serve a two-year term within FIFA at a crucial time, as the UK and Ireland weighs up a bid for the 2030 World Cup.

Martin saw off opposition from Scottish FA vice-president Michael Mulraney and Football Association of Wales president Kieran O’Connor in a vote at UEFA Congress on Tuesday.

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