Ljubljana – Slovenian and Croatian football legends played a charity match on Saturday in the Croatian town of Petrinja to raise funds for the area that was hit by a devastating earthquake at the end of last year. The Croatian Red Cross was handed out a donation of EUR 50,000, the Slovenian Football Association (NZS) said.
The 51-year-old has led the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since September 2016, when following corruption scandals, it was looking for a clean slate to regain its reputation.
While relatively unknown in football circles when bidding for the office in 2016, Čeferin has grown to be a respected football official.
"We cannot stop it, but we can slow it down a little bit," he said at a one-on-one interview at the Bled Strategic Forum on Monday evening.
He admitted that in the new elections for UEFA president will be much easier, as people know him. "You cannot force them to give you support, but it is much easier now when you have the position."