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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 03 / 15

DECIO DE MARÍA officially took over as president of the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) on Saturday, replacing JUSTINO COMPEÁN . Compeán will serve as honorary president at the next FIFA Congress, which will be held in Mexico in '16 ( LA AFICIÓN, 8/1 ). ... Foot Lo...

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