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UEFA hopeful Van Praag complains nations turned back on him

UEFA hopeful Van Praag complains nations turned back on him

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — UEFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag says that countries have reneged on promises to back him in Wednesday's election to succeed Michel Platini.

The Dutch federation head has picked up four public endorsements, while rival Aleksander Ceferin says he is supported by more than 30 members from the 55-strong UEFA.

Van Praag says ''some people told me from the beginning that they would vote for me & then all of a sudden they turned their back to me. If you call that old school, then I can only say that happened.''

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Four out of five fans don't want Blatter to stand: survey

Four out of five fans don't want Blatter to stand: survey

By Brian Homewood

ZURICH (Reuters) – Four out of five soccer fans believe Sepp Blatter should not be standing for a fifth term as FIFA president, according to a survey conducted by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International.

Transparency said 35,000 supporters in 30 countries were polled in the survey conducted with Football Addicts, a Swedish developer behind the Forza Football app.

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Four out of five fans don't want Blatter to stand: survey

Four out of five fans don't want Blatter to stand: survey

By Brian Homewood

ZURICH (Reuters) – Four out of five soccer fans believe Sepp Blatter should not be standing for a fifth term as FIFA president, according to a survey conducted by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International.

Transparency said 35,000 supporters in 30 countries were polled in the survey conducted with Football Addicts, a Swedish developer behind the Forza Football app.

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Soccer-Four out of five fans don't want Blatter to stand – survey

Soccer-Four out of five fans don't want Blatter to stand - survey

By Brian Homewood

ZURICH, May 26 (Reuters) – Four out of five football fans believe Sepp Blatter should not be standing for a fifth term as FIFA president, according to a survey conducted by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International.

Transparency said 35,000 supporters in 30 countries were polled in the survey conducted with Football Addicts, a Swedish developer behind the Forza Football app.

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Soccer-Four out of five fans don't want Blatter to stand – survey

Soccer-Four out of five fans don't want Blatter to stand - survey

By Brian Homewood

ZURICH, May 26 (Reuters) – Four out of five football fans believe Sepp Blatter should not be standing for a fifth term as FIFA president, according to a survey conducted by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International.

Transparency said 35,000 supporters in 30 countries were polled in the survey conducted with Football Addicts, a Swedish developer behind the Forza Football app.

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Soccer-Blatter challengers down to one after Figo, Van Praag withdraw

Soccer-Blatter challengers down to one after Figo, Van Praag withdraw

By Brian Homewood

BERNE, May 21 (Reuters) – Luis Figo & Michael van Praag pulled out of the FIFA presidential election race on Thursday, leaving Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein as the only challenger to incumbent & runaway favourite Sepp Blatter.

Figo went out with a bang as he launched a blistering attack on the electoral system of soccer's governing body, saying it was a "plebiscite for the delivery of absolute power to one man — something I refuse to go along with."

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Soccer-Blatter's blushes spared as Van Praag pulls out

Soccer-Blatter's blushes spared as Van Praag pulls out

By Brian Homewood

BERNE, May 21 (Reuters) – Michael van Praag's decision to pull out of FIFA's presidential race is unlikely to alter the outcome, apart from sparing Sepp Blatter an uncomfortable 15 minutes in Zurich & forcing Suriname to select another candidate.

Like the other three candidates, including Swiss incumbent Blatter, Dutch FA president Van Praag has never let on how many of the 209 votes he expected to garner at the May 29 election.

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Blatter's blushes spared as Van Praag pulls out

Blatter's blushes spared as Van Praag pulls out

By Brian Homewood

BERNE (Reuters) – Michael van Praag's decision to pull out of FIFA's presidential race is unlikely to alter the outcome, apart from sparing Sepp Blatter an uncomfortable 15 minutes in Zurich & forcing Suriname to select another candidate.

Like the other three candidates, including Swiss incumbent Blatter, Dutch FA president Van Praag has never let on how many of the 209 votes he expected to garner at the May 29 election.

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Soccer-Blatter's blushes spared as Van Praag pulls out

Soccer-Blatter's blushes spared as Van Praag pulls out

By Brian Homewood

BERNE, May 21 (Reuters) – Michael van Praag's decision to pull out of FIFA's presidential race is unlikely to alter the outcome, apart from sparing Sepp Blatter an uncomfortable 15 minutes in Zurich & forcing Suriname to select another candidate.

Like the other three candidates, including Swiss incumbent Blatter, Dutch FA president Van Praag has never let on how many of the 209 votes he expected to garner at the May 29 election.

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Blatter's blushes spared as Van Praag pulls out

Blatter's blushes spared as Van Praag pulls out

By Brian Homewood

BERNE (Reuters) – Michael van Praag's decision to pull out of FIFA's presidential race is unlikely to alter the outcome, apart from sparing Sepp Blatter an uncomfortable 15 minutes in Zurich & forcing Suriname to select another candidate.

Like the other three candidates, including Swiss incumbent Blatter, Dutch FA president Van Praag has never let on how many of the 209 votes he expected to garner at the May 29 election.

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