FIFA presidential favourites Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa and Gianni Infantino look set for a tense battle at the polls following a final day of campaigning before Friday's election.
The UEFA general secretary and chief of the Asian Football Confederation remain the leading contenders to succeed former president Sepp Blatter at the Extraordinary Congress in Zurich, ahead of Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, Jerome Champagne and Tokyo Sexwale.
Delegates arrived in Switzerland for the meetings of the separate confederations, at which the candidates were allowed to lobby for support in a final attempt to boost their campaign profiles and win over undecided member associations.
Infantino, whose plans to offer associations $5million to invest were accused of endangering FIFA with bankruptcy by Sheikh Salman, wrote to the presidents of all associations to dismiss the arguments and reiterate his commitment to reforming an organisation marred by corruption investigations in the past year.
The Swiss is set to count on the support of UEFA and, he insists, a number of African votes, despite claims from the Ghana camp that the Confederation of African Football will overwhelmingly back