Korean Chung pulls out of race for FIFA presidency

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 26, 2015 7:05 AM

ZURICH (Reuters) - South Korea's Chung Mong-Joon on Monday pulled out of the race for the presidency of global soccer body FIFA due to a ban from the sport.

"Because of the ethics committee's unjust sanctions, I will have to miss the Oct. 26 deadline to file my candidacy," Chung said in a statement.

"It is now time to officially withdraw my candidacy for the next FIFA president."

(Reporting by Joshua Franklin; Editing by Michael Shields)