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Asian Football Confederation President Told By FIFA VP To Spend Less Energy On Politics

04 / 17 / 14

Asian Football Confederation President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has been told by FIFA VP Prince Ali bin Al Hussein to "spend less time on politics and more on developing the sport," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. Al Hussein, elected as Asia's FIFA VP in '11, made the comments as...

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