The FAI has said it will support Aleksander Ceferin in the race to become the next UEFA President.

The association’s board confirmed it will back the head of the Slovenian FA for next month's election to find a successor to former president Michel Platini.

FAI CEO John Delaney said Ceferin is its preferred candidate to take over European football's governing body.

"I have seen firsthand the great work that Aleksander has done for football and we have been very impressed with him so far," said Delaney.

"I believe that he has all the attributes to bring and create the perfect balance to bring UEFA forward.

"He has been a very progressive and extremely innovative leader in his native Slovenia and his successful candidacy would be a very positive move for European football and the administration as a whole."

The election for UEFA President will take place in Athens on September 14.

As well as Ceferin, there are two other candidates standing, Dutch football boss Michael van Praag and acting UEFA president Angel Maria Villar.