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Bahraini Sheik replaces bin Hammam

May 1, 2013
By Associated Press
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Sheik Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain was elected president of the Asian Football Confederation on Thursday, replacing longtime rival Mohamed bin Hammam.

Sheik Salman comprehensively beat bin Hammam allies Yousuf al-Serkal of the United Arab Emirates and Thailand's Worawi Makudi in voting by 46 member federations.

Sheik Salman received 33 votes on the first ballot, two more than needed for outright victory. Makudi got seven votes and al-Serkal ...

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