Greg Clarke, the chairman of the Football Association, stands for election on Thursday as vice-president of the world governing body Fifa.
Clarke and the Irish FA president David Martin are going head-to-head to replace David Gill in the £190,000 per year role, which is reserved for the four British associations.
The vote takes place in Roma at a Uefa congress, where further talks are expected about Manchester City’s potential Champions League ban over the Football Leaks scandal.
The meeting will almost certainly see the Slovenian Aleksander Ceferin re-elected for a second term as Uefa president. He set out his stall for re-election on Wednesday in an interview with Le Monde, claiming “Uefa and football in general, on my arrival, were a bit tainted”.
“We have established a term limit and a stronger governance committee, transparent bidding procedures for all finals,” he said.
“There are still several issues: competitive balance, financial fair play (FFP, under which no European club can spend more than it earns or faces sanctions), the protection of the unity of the ‘Europe of football’.”