Asian election for FIFA-features vented
The Asian countries have Tuesday the election of their members on the FIFA board thwarted. With a large majority being at the beginning of the congress of the AFC, the Asian football federation, the calendar.
The main item on the agenda in the Indian city of Panaji was the filling of three positions in the so-called ‘council’ of the global bond.
Of the 44 members volunteering 42 the sign with ‘no’ up when president Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa asked whether the agenda of the congress could be approved.
“The message is clear. This is probably the shortest conference I’ve ever led,” said sheikh Salman, who was the special for the election convened meeting then closed stated.
One of the seven candidates, Saoud Al-Mohannadi from Qatar, got Sunday to hear that he is not allowed to participate because he is suspected of corruption. Because there is not enough time for new candidates to sign, decided the Asian countries the election to blow up.
Al-Mohannadi was seen as one of the favorites for a position in the FIFA rankings.