Diego Maradona FIFA President
Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein (L), FIFA presidential candidate, poses with Argentina's former soccer player Diego Maradona after he spoke in the Soccerex Asian Forum on developing the business of football in Asia at the King Hussein Convention Center at the Dead Sea, Jordan, May 4, 2015. Maradona launched a blistering attack on FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Monday saying that world soccer's governing body had descended into anarchy with the 79-year-old Swiss in charge. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has officially thrown his hat into the ring if and when FIFA decides to elect another president. However, the path to the presidency for one of the greatest soccer players to ever play the beautiful game is paved with obstacles and barriers that may make it impossible for him to make the ballot.

Maradona has a history off on-and-off the field issues that have followed his career. Most recently, Maradona was accused of drunkenly hitting his girlfriend. In order for the former World Cup winner to make the ballot to even have the opportunity to be elected as the president of FIFA, he will first need to persuade five of FIFA's members to nominate him. If Maradona gets nominated, he will then need to pass FIFA's integrity check, which could prove to be a more difficult process especially with the recent corruption scandal.

Longtime FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced last month that he would step down as president in 2016, just four days after being re-elected to a fifth term. Blatter is at the forefront of a U.S. FBI bribery and corruption scandal that hat nearly a dozen FIFA officials arrested for accepting over $150 million in bribes over the past 20 years.

One person who supports Maradona's bid for the presidency is Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Maradona has been a support of Venezuelan soccer as well as the country's socialist government.

In addition to Venezuela, Cuba could be another country that would support Maradona's candidacy. The 1986 World Cup"Hand of God," star is a regular visitor to the socialist country and is an avid supporter of Fidel Castro.

"I think we have a good chance to kick Sepp Blatter in the rear end – without a doubt," Maradona told the U.S. media back in April.

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