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South Asia to back Platini in fifa 16 coins vote

Sep 17th 2015 at 11:08 PM

South Asia to back Platini in fifa 16 coins vote, says official.A senior South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) official has said its seven members will vote for Frenchman Michel Platini in next year's FIFA presidential elections.

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) chief Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has already backed Platini as his preferred candidate for football's top job in the February elections, which have been forced by the worst crisis in FIFA's 111-year history.

"The AFC chief has already backed Platini. We will go with the AFC," he said. "At the end of the day, voting is an individual thing but we will go with AFC as we always do," the Bangladeshi official added after the draw ceremony for the ninth SAFF Cup to be held in India later this year.

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