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English FA Calls On FIFA To Postpone Election

Zurich, May 31: The English and Scottish Football Associations have called on FIFA to postpone Wednesday's presidential election in the wake of the bribery scandal that led to Sepp Blatter's only challenger withdrawing.The English FA
PTI May 31, 2011 19:55 IST
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Zurich, May 31: The English and Scottish Football Associations have called on FIFA to postpone Wednesday's presidential election in the wake of the bribery scandal that led to Sepp Blatter's only challenger withdrawing.

The English FA had already said it was abstaining before the allegations emerged that led to presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam and fellow FIFA executive committee member Jack Warner being suspended.

The FA says Tuesday the election should be delayed so a new "reforming candidate" might be found and an independent body appointed to supervise reforms.

Later, Scotland also called for the election to be called off.

Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan says "we think that the elections should be postponed for a period of three to six months." AP