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Iraq to back Prince Ali in FIFA election

2016-01-20 13:55
Prince Ali bin Al Hussein (File)

Jordan - FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali of Jordan says the Iraqi soccer federation has pledged to vote for him.

Prince Ali's campaign team says he also has "picked up private commitments of support from several other nations" in Africa and the Caribbean.

The prince met with the Iraqi sports minister and soccer officials in Amman on Monday after campaigning in Ghana, Rwanda and Antigua in recent days.

Federation president Abdul Khaliq Masood says "Iraq's vote will go to Prince Ali because Prince Ali has always supported the development of football in Iraq, Jordan and our region."

FIFA member federations will elect a successor to Sepp Blatter on Feb. 26 in Zurich.

Prince Ali is competing against Jerome Champagne of France, Gianni Infantino of Switzerland, Sheikh Salman of Bahrain and Tokyo Sexwale of South Africa.

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