Former Wales women’s captain Laura McAllister’s bid to become first European female on Fifa’s ruling council has been blocked.
Professor McAllister, a former chair of Sport Wales, had been put forward by the Football Association of Wales for next week’s vote.
But she has had to withdraw after it became apparent Uefa’s rules do not allow a British candidate.
Evelina Christillin was the only other candidate seeking election.
Christillin of Italy is expected to be voted through when the election is held at Uefa’s extraordinary congress in Athens.