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Bin Hamman to challenge Blatter for FIFA presidency

Asian football chief Mohamed Bin Hammam has confirmed he will challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

The 61-year-old Qatari has spent the past two months weighing up possible support among the 208 national associations who make up FIFA as he bids to end Blatter's 13-year reign.

"Today, after careful study, consultation and consideration, armed with my love and passion for football and believing that football is about fair competition, I have decided to contest the upcoming FIFA Presidency election, scheduled on June 1, 2011," said Bin Hammam.

"I am glad to say that the AFC Executive Committee encouraged me and supported me in my candidacy and I am inviting the member associations, football communities and media to be part of my humble endeavour to make the change that is necessary and needed in FIFA."

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lukie1222050d ago (Edited 2050d ago )

Sepp blatter should leave i don't really know if he is that fair....

kulka2049d ago

FIFA needs a revolution but is a man from Quatar a good choice after all it's not a great football country he may make football even more a finacial battle