Zurich — Candidates are making their final pitches to secure
votes for Friday's election to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.
The first confederations meeting Thursday were the CONCACAF
and Oceania regions.
Outsider Tokyo Sexwale, a former Robben Island political
prisoner, says "I have come this far. I am used to obstacles."
The South African adds that "FIFA is a house broken and
needs to be repaired" but stressed "football is not broken."
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The favorite is Asian soccer confederation president Sheikh
Salman. UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino, former FIFA vice president
Prince Ali of Jordan and former FIFA official Jerome Champagne are also in the
Blatter decided to step down amid investigations into
widespread wrongdoing in soccer.
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