London: The official who led FIFA's inspection of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding nations is considering a challenge to Sepp Blatter for president.
Former Chilean football federation president Harold Mayne-Nicholls has until late January to submit his candidacy for the FIFA election in May.
He tells The Associated Press by e-mail that he is "studying the situation. It is a possibility at the moment."
Mayne-Nicholls has to show he has played an `'active role" in football for two of the past five years and has the support of at least five FIFA members.
Blatter is seeking a fifth four-year term as president, with former FIFA official Jerome Champagne the only other declared candidate.