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Korea’s Chung re-elected as vice president of FIFA

Mar 10,2007
Chung Mong-joon, the vice president of FIFA, the world’s ruling soccer body, has been re-elected to a new four-year term, the Asian Football Confederation said on its Web site yesterday.
There was no opposition at the board meeting to the re-election of Chung, whose term will end in 2011.
The South Korean was the only candidate. Mr. Chung was elected to his current position in 1994, and also is the current president of the Korea Football Association, a post he has held since 1993. Mr. Chung played a key role in bringing the 2002 World Cup to Korea and Japan.
Mr. Chung is considering running for FIFA’s presidency in 2011, South Korean media previously reported. FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter of Switzerland is currently seeking re-election to a third term this year.
Meanwhile, the Asian Football Confederation’s official Web site reported that Mohamed Bin Hammam of Qatar was also re-elected to a second four-year term as president of the AFC without any opposition. Also re-elected unopposed as AFC vice presidents were China’s Zhang Jilong, Vernon Manilal Fernando from Sri Lanka and Tengku Abdullah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah of Malaysia. Yousuf Yaqoob Yousuf Al Serkal of the United Arab Emirates was elected for the first time as the fourth vice president.


by Brian Lee Staff Writerafricanu@joongang.co.kr



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