three overprior to storming out of a restaurant.

Champagne, among five males bidding to turn into the next Fifa president in addition to a former Fifa deputy common secretary, confirmed the details with the row to Reuters.

He mentioned he was meeting Le Gra?t to achieve his vote in subsequent month’s Fifa election in Zurich, when the FFF president will likely be one of the 209 national presidents deciding the outcome.

Instead of backing his compatriot, the FFF president mentioned he was supporting the Uefa common secretary, Gianni Infantino, within the race to lead world football’s scandal-hit governing body.

Champagne mentioned that soon after he told Le Grat he would protest against his decision in the highest political level, the FFF chief stood up, hurled a series of expletives at him, threw money down for the bill and stormed out in the bistro in the centre of Paris.

Champagne told Reuters by phone on Thursday: ‘I am confirming which is specifically what happened as reported in the French media nowadays. It happened, folks saw it take place.’

Le Gra?t, who was not instantly obtainable for comment, faces opposition from the French League, clubs and players more than his decision to support Infantino.

Following the row Le Gra?t sent an e mail to members of the executive committee from the French FA informing them of his intention to back Infantino, in line with FFF sources.