SEOUL - Asian football chief Mohamed Bin
Hammam will have the support of the East Asian Football
Federation in his bid to become the next FIFA President, the
EAFF said on Tuesday.
"The EAFF Executive Committee... has unanimously welcomed the
decision of Mr. Mohamed bin Hammam, president of AFC, to stand
for the presidency of FIFA," the federation, comprising 10
member associations, said in a statement.
EAFF President Chung Yun Cho has also expressed full support
for Bin Hammam's bid to end Swiss Sepp Blatter's 13-year-reign
at the helm of world soccer's governing body, the federation
The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) virtually assured
its support to Bin Hammam during the Asian Football
Confederation (AFC) chief's visit to India last week.
The 61-year-old Qatari also has the backing of his former
foe and honorary chairman of the Korean Football Association
Bin Hammam is touring the world canvassing support for the
June 1 election to become FIFA's first Asian president.
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