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U.S. Soccer chief says FIFA election will be close
U.S. Soccer chief says FIFA election will be close

U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said Sepp Blatter’s reelection for a fifth term as FIFA’s top executive is far from certain, saying he expects Jordanian Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein to make a strong showing in Friday’s vote at the annual meeting of soccer's governing body in Zurich, Switzerland. “I think you will see a lot closer vote than people were projecting some weeks ago,” said Gulati, a member of FIFA’s executive committee. Gulati has already declared he is supporting Al-Hussein and said on a conference call Thursday that Canada’s federation will also be supporting Blatter’s lone opponent. The vote comes two days after the...

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