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Manama: Three male candidates will stand for the three available places while four candidates will stand for the one female member seat on the FIFA Council.

The candidates for the three FIFA Council seats are: 

Zhang Jian
Age: 51
Country: China PR

Current Positions: 
Member (Co-opted)  Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Executive Committee (2016 – Present)
Member, FIFA Development Committee (2013 – Present)
Senior Vice President & General Secretary, Chinese Football Association (2013 – Present)

Football Background: 
Chairman,  AFC  Election Appeal Committee (2014 – 2015)
Member, AFC Legal Committee (2013 – 2015)
President, East Asian Football Federation (2014 – 2016)

Chung Mong Gyu
Age: 55
Country: Korea Republic

Current Positions: 
Vice-President, Asian Football Confederation (September 2016- Present)
Member, AFC Executive Committee (May 2015 – Present)
Vice-President, Korean Sport & Olympic Committee (January 2017 – Present)
Chairman, AFC Referees Committee (September 2016 – Present)
Chairman, FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, Local Organising Committee  (March 2016 – Present)
Deputy Chairman, Organising Committee for AFC Asian Cup 2019 (August 2015 – Present)
Member, AFC Development Committee (August 2015 – Present)
President, Korea Football Association (2013-Present) 
Chairman, Busan IPARK Football Club (2010-Present)

Football Background: 
Member, FIFA Club World Cup Organising Committee (2013 – 2017)
Member, AFC Ad-hoc Committee (2011-2013)
Vice-President, East Asian Football Federation (2013-2014)
Chairman, Chonbuk Hyundai Football Club (1997-1999)
Chairman, Ulsan Hyundai Football Club (1994-1996)

Mariano V. Araneta Jr. 
Age: 62
Country: Philippines

Current Positions: 
Member, AFC Executive Committee (2015 – Present)
Deputy Chairman, AFC Development Committee (2010 – Present)
Deputy Chairman, AFC Member Associations Task Force (2010 – Present)
President, Philippine Football Federation (2010 – Present) 

Football Background: 
AFC Governance Reform Task Force (2014-2015)
Member, FIFA Beach Soccer Committee (2010 – 2016)

The candidates who will contest the one female seat are:

Moya Dodd
Age: 52
Country: Australia

Current Positions: 
Member, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Executive Committee (2007 – Present)
Member, FIFA Players' Status Committee (2017 – Present)
Chairwoman, AFC Women’s Committee (2011 – Present)
Member, AFC Legal Committee (2009 – Present)
Board Member, Football Federation of Australia (FFA) (2007 – Present)
Chairwoman, FFA, Women’s Football Committee (2007 – Present)
Member, FFA Legal Committee (2012 – Present)
Member, FFA Football Development Committee (2011 – 2016)  

Football Background: 
Member (co-opted), FIFA Executive Committee ( 2013 – 2016) 
Vice-President, AFC (2009-2015)
Deputy Chairwoman, FIFA Committee for Women's Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup (2013 – 2016)
Member, FIFA Legal Committee (2012 – 2016)
Member, Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup (2013 – 2016)
Member, Organising Committee for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup (2013 – 2016)
Chairwoman, FIFA Task Force for Women’s Football (2013 – 2016)
Member, AFC  Asian Cup  Australia 2015 Organising Committee (2011– 2015)
Member, FFA A-League Committee (2010 – 2012)

Mahfuza Akhter Kiron 
Age: 50
Country: Bangladesh

Current Positions: 
Member, AFC Executive Committee
Member, AFC Women’s Committee
Deputy Chairman, South Asian Football Federation Women’s Wing (SAFF)

Football Background: 
Member, FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Football  Organising Committee
Member, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Executive Committee
Member, AFC Women’s Football Committee
Deputy Chairman, South Asian Football Federation Women’s Wing (SAFF)

Han Un Gyong
Age: 50
Country: DPR Korea

Current Positions: 
Member, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Executive Committee (2013 – Present)
Member, FIFA Member Associations Committee (2017 – Present)
Member, AFC Competitions Committee (2015 – Present) 
Vice-President, DPR Korea Football Association (2013 – Present)
Member, East Asian Football Federation  (2014 – Present)
Chairwoman, DPR Korea FA Women’s Committee (2012 – Present)

Football Background: 
Member, FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Football  Organising Committee (2013 – 2016)
Member, AFC Women’s Football Committee (2011 – 2015)
International Director, DPR Korea Football Association (2010 – 2013)

Susan Shalabi Molano
Age: 42
Country: Palestine

Current Positions: 
Member, AFC Executive Committee (2013 – Present)
Member,  Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions (2017 – Present)
Deputy Chairwoman, AFC Women’s Committee (2011 – Present)

Football Background: 
Member, Committee for Women's Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup (2012 – 2016) 
Co-opted Member, AFC Executive Committee (2011 – 2013)

Photos: AFC

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