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Irish FA president David Martin has been elected FIFA vice-president

 Irish Football Association president David Martin
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Irish Football Association president David Martin has been elected as Britain’s FIFA vice-president, making him the third Northern Irish person to hold the position. 

The Dromore man 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.

He follows in the footsteps of fellow Northern Irish men Harry Cavan and Jim Boyce by becoming vice-president with world football's governing body.

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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