Asian Football Confederation Chief Backs Platini To Become FIFA President’s chances of becoming the new president of FIFA received a boost Thursday when the Asian Confederation chief praised him as “a unique candidate” and urged his member nations to unite behind a single candidate.

AFC President said “would bring stability and a smooth transition to normality for FIFA in this difficult situation” but stopped short of formally endorsing the Frenchman to replace the outgoing Sepp Blatter as head of the corruption-stained world body.

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The AFC backed Blatter in this year’s presidential election despite the fact his challenger Prince Ali bin Hussein came from an AFC member nation; Jordan.

Former FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon of South Korea has also signaled his intention to stand in the Feb. 26 election.

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Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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