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The head of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) won a battle to merge the region's presidency with the FIFA vice-presidency Monday in a move which could help him increase his power at the next leadership election. 

Shaikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) speaking in Kuala Lumpur on November 26, 2013

At an extraordinary congress in Sao Paulo, where the World Cup will kick off on Thursday, the AFC voted in the measure championed by its president, Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa.

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