Bin Hamman barred at AFC vote
- Published: 1 May 2013 at 08.27
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KUALA LUMPUR - Expelled by Fifa for alleged corruption, Mohamed bin Hammam is barred from attending elections Thursday to finally replace him as Asia's top football official.
Still, the Qatari's career is inevitably linked with all candidates seeking to succeed him as the Asian Football Confederation president and member of the Fifa executive committee.
Three long-time allies of bin Hammam - Worawi Makudi of Thailand, Yousuf al-Serkal of the United Arab Emirates and Hafez Al Medlej of Saudi Arabia - are running for election as president. So is Bahrain's Sheik Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, a sworn rival of the disgraced bin Hammam.
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