AFC chief seeking support for FIFA run

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AFC chief seeking support for FIFA run

The top Asian football official in the running for the FIFA presidency is visiting Seoul this week to seek Korean support for his race, football officials here said yesterday.

Mohammed Bin Hammam, president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), was to arrive in Seoul yesterday and hold meetings with top Korean football figures today. Officials said the Qatari will sit down with Cho Chung-yun, head of the Korea Football Association (KFA), and Chung Mong-joon, the honorary chairman of the KFA and the outgoing FIFA vice president.

Bin Hammam is scheduled to hold a press conference today at 2 p.m. , along with Cho, Chung and Chung Mong-gyu, commissioner of the K-League.

Koreans are expected to throw their support behind Bin Hammam.

Bin Hammam has announced he will challenge the incumbent, Sepp Blatter, for the top global football post. The vote will be held on June 1 at the FIFA Congress in Zurich.

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