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SBD Global/November 18, 2013/International Football

FIFA Refuses To Recognize New Moroccan Football Federation President Fouzi Lekjaa

FIFA has refused to recognize new Moroccan football federation (FRMF) President Fouzi Lekjaa and ordered new elections, but said that "next month's hosting of the World Club Cup will not be affected," according to REUTERS. Lekjaa was elected on Sunday following a marathon election to replace Ali Fassi Fihri, however FIFA said that the FRMF "had not fulfilled its duty to comply with FIFA directives." Morocco "will host the World Club Cup this year, using stadiums in Marrakech and Agadir, and will also hold the African Nations Cup" in '15. FIFA said, "The aforementioned decision will not have any effect on the organization of the FIFA Club World Cup that is due to take place in Morocco" from Dec. 11-21 (REUTERS, 11/15).
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