The Qatari will finally address the issue at the Asian Football Confederation's headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
Bin Hammam will 'clarify position' on whether he will run for Fifa presidency
SINGAPORE // Mohamed bin Hammam, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president, will "clarify his position" regarding the Fifa presidential elections this Friday to end weeks of mounting speculation he will stand against Sepp Blatter, the current president of football's world governing body.
The 61-year-old Qatari will finally address the issue at the AFC's headquarters in Kuala Lumpur at the end of the week, the AFC said today.
The deadline for declaring an intention to run is March 31.
Last week bin Hammam, who was sworn in unopposed for a third and final term as the head of Asian football in January, said he was happy with the support from five of Fifa's six confederations but was unsure about European support.
"I am happy with most confederations, but I don't know about Europe and how they will deal with my candidacy," he said in on his Twitter account.
"Europe is the core of football. I would like now to make a real assessment in Europe."
Blatter, 75, currently has no competition as he seeks a fourth term as the head of world football.
The pair endure a frosty relationship, having once being considered strong allies, with bin Hammam being critical of Blatter's management in recent months.