4 run for Asian football president

KUALA LUMPUR - Thailand's Worawi Makudi will run against Middle East nominees Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain, Yousef Al Serkal of the United Arab Emirates and Hafez Al Medlej of Saudi Arabia for the vacant position of president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

The AFC confirmed the four nominees Monday. China's Zhang Jilong, who has been acting president since Mohamed Bin Hammam was suspended by football's world governing body in May 2011, told China's official news agency on the weekend that he would not stand for president. The election will be held May 2 in Kuala Lumpur.

Mr Salman has also been nominated for a position on Fifa's executive committee along with Hassan Al Thawadi of Qatar.

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