Van Praag to run for UEFA presidency

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The Hague (AFP)

Dutch football chief Michael van Praag announced Wednesday he will run as a candidate to replace disgraced former UEFA president Michel Platini, and take the helm of European football.

"He wants to finish the remainder of Platini's two-and-half year term and then step down to make space for a new, broadly supported chairman," the Royal Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) said in a statement from its headquarters in central Netherlands.