Voting has begun in Fifa’s presidential election, with 207 delegates from around the world in Zurich to elect Sepp Blatter’s successor.
Blatter, who led world football’s governing body since 1998, stood down last year amid a corruption crisis.
Four candidates remain in the running after Tokyo Sexwale withdrew at the extraordinary congress.
They are Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, Gianni Infantino, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein and Jerome Champagne.
The new president is expected to be announced around 17:30 GMT, although more than one round of voting may be required before a winner is known.
Before voting began, a raft of reforms was passed at the extraordinary congress, including the future disclosure of Fifa salaries, limits on a president’s term and the introduction of a new council to replace the current executive committee, featuring a female representative from each confederation.
How does voting work?
There are 209 Fifa nations but Kuwait and Indonesia are currently barred from taking part, meaning there are 207 eligible voters.
To become president after the first round of voting, a candidate must secure two-thirds of the available votes. If no candidate achieves that mark, a simple majority is required in the second round.
If there is still no winner, a third round will take place, minus the candidate with the fewest votes in round two.
Fifa says a winner must be declared on Friday because an ice hockey rink is due to be installed at the Hallenstadion venue at midnight.
It has also spent £500,000 converting its headquarters into a back-up venue.
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