Hardouin elected

BUDAPEST: European football’s governing body UEFA elected Frenchwoman Florence Hardouin as its first female executive member in a landmark vote at a congress in Budapest on Tuesday. The 49-year-old Hardouin, French Football Federation (FFF) director general, won by 33 votes to 21 against her rival candidate, the former Norwegian international Karen Espelund, 55, who has been a co-opted member of UEFA’s Executive Committee since 2012.”My role will be both as a voice of French football and of other federations,” Hardouin said.