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Bin Hammam visa snub postpones Concacaf decision
May 3rd, 2011 8:55PM

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[FIFA] Jack Warner won election to a sixth term as president of Concacaf, but a decision on the regional confederation's vote in the race for FIFA president between incumbent Sepp Blatter and challenger Mohamad Bin Hammam was delayed because the Qatari president of the Asian Football Confederation couldn't get a visa in time to attend the Concacaf congress in Miami.

Bin Hammam and Blatter will speak at the Caribbean Football Union congress on Tuesday in Trinidad. A majority of Concacaf members are small Caribbean nations.

“We didn’t take any decision about the vote," said Warner, "as Mr. Bin Hammam wasn’t here because he couldn’t get a U.S. visa and we thought that, out of respect and fair play, we should at least listen to him so we have postponed that decision until we have heard from him."

To leverage its 35 votes, Concacaf isn't expected to announce its bloc vote until shortly before June 1, the FIFA election day.

Its vote will likely sway the election. Africa and Asia and probably Europe are likely to split their votes. South America (only 10 members) will back Blatter.



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  1. Phil Love
    commented on: May 4, 2011 at 1:29 p.m.
    As if anyone needs more evidence that FIFA needs to be cleaned up, the criminal Jack Warner gets reelected to CONCACAF president.

  1. David Huff
    commented on: May 4, 2011 at 7:11 p.m.
    Blatter, Hammann and Warner all seem to have something in common, what is it? {whistling}


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