UEFA executive committee member Marios Lefkaritis of Cyprus is to exit international football politics.
The European governing body says the 70-year-old Lefkaritis has withdrawn as a candidate in an April 5 election to retain his seat on the committee. UEFA gave no reason.
Lefkaritis informed UEFA members on the day his long-time FIFA colleague Issa Hayatou lost the presidency of the Confederation of African Football.
Lefkaritis previously had not entered a separate April 5 election to remain as...