Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Blatter winner in Asian election
by Paul Kennedy, January 6th, 2011 4:55PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  fifa, south korea

MOST COMMENTED

[FIFA] Chung Mong-Joon, one of FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s biggest critics, has lost his position as Asia's vice president of FIFA's executive committee, falling to 35-year-old Crown Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, 25-20, in a vote of Asian members at the Asian Football Confederation's congress in Doha on Thursday. In a bizarre twist, Qatari Mohamed Bin Hammam, re-elected without opposition as AFC president and one of Chung's biggest rivals, claimed he voted for Chung, who had served on the executive committee since 1994.

"We must accept the decision made by the congress, but I supported strongly Dr. Chung's candidacy for vice president." said Bin Hammam afterward. "I supported him because I worked with him for 16 years. I also had my differences with him, but for the last two years we were close to each other and were working for each other.”

In 2009, Chung said bin Hammam suffered from "mental problems" and acted "like a head of a crime organization" when he supported Bahrain's Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa in the race for the seat on the executive committee Bin Hammam has held.

Chung is believed to have supported Qatar over the USA, 14-8, in the final-round vote for the 2022 World Cup in December.

Thailand’s Worawi Makudi, an incumbent and close Bin Hammam ally, and Manilal Fernando of Sri Lanka won elections for the other two Asian seats up for grabs on the executive committee.

Fernando, a director of FIFA's Goal Project, replaced retiring Junji Ogura of Japan.



0 comments
  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: January 7, 2011 at 10:23 a.m.
    The Asian representatives on the FIFA executive committee, now, are from Qatar, Jordan, Sri Lanka and Thailand? It looks like the Tea Party was in action over there, too. Where are the big countries: Japan, Korea, China and Australia? Is this the beginning of massive changes for the leadership of soccer in the world?

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Closeup: Galaxy gives 'Made in LA' new meaning    
The LA Galaxy was the first MLS team to sign a Homegrown player and first MLS ...
MLS: NYCFC makes Sands its first Homegrown player    
James Sands became the seventh member of the U.S. under-17 national team to turn pro when ...
Confederations Cup: Germany relishes Chile showdown    
Germany, the 2014 World Cup champion, and Chile, the 2015 Copa America and 2016 Copa Centenario ...
U.S. Abroad: European season starts early    
The new European season starts early for three Americans who will be competing in the Europa ...
MLS Closeup: Vieira aims to change NYC Derby fortunes    
New York City FC is above the Red Bulls in the standings this season but decidedly ...
MLS Today: Orlando City earns point on last touch of game    
Scott Sutter's first MLS goal on the last touch of the game gave Orlando City a ...
What They're Saying: Tyler Adams    
"Having the opportunity to walk across that stage with all the friends that I started elementary ...
What They're Saying: Juan Carlos Osorio    
"Evidently I went too far, specifically with one of their assistants. We always understood and respected ...
Video Pick: Portugal's Bruma booms a brilliant volley    
Portugal struck only once in its 3-1 loss to Spain at the U-21 European Championship but ...
MLS Today: Hansen sidelined after hernia surgery    
Columbus rookie midfielder Niko Hansen underwent hernia surgery and is expected to be sidelined for Crew ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives