Iraq to back Jordan's Prince Ali in FIFA election

By REUTERS
January 20, 2016 06:59

 
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The Iraq Football Association (IFA) have pledged their support for Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein in next month's FIFA presidential election, the Jordanian royal said on Wednesday.

Ali will stand against Asian Football Confederation (AFC)President Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, former FIFA deputy general secretary Jerome Champagne of France, South African businessman and politician Tokyo Sexwale and UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino in the Feb. 26 vote.

"The FA has endorsed Prince Ali in a letter to FIFA," IFA president Abdul Khaliq Masood said in a statement published by Ali's bid team.

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