NYON: Michel Platini will be the sole candidate for his current position as president of European federation UEFA next year at its annual congress in March.

The deadline for nominations passed on December 24 with elections set for March 24 in Vienna.

UEFA proposed, during the FIFA reforms, that a president of the world federation should serve only two terms. However Platini, contrary to his own organisation’s corporate belief, will be seeking a third four-year term of office from 2015 to 2019.

Platini said in August that he preferred to continue leading UEFA rather than challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA top job.

The UEFA presidency is not the only position open. Others concern seven members of the UEFA executive committee as well as a FIFA vice-president, a FIFA vice-president representing the four British associations and a FIFA executive committee member.