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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Bin Hammam retains FIFA seat

KUALA LUMPUR (AP) Mohamed Bin Hammam won the vote to retain his seat on the FIFA executive committee by just two votes on Friday, defeating challenger Sheik Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa at the Asian Football Confederation Congress.

After two votes were deemed spoiled and inadmissible, the 46-nation AFC Congress voted in favor of the AFC president 23 votes to 21 against his Bahraini opponent.

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