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Prince William supports FIFA vote delay

06-01-2011 14:10 BJT

LONDON, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Britain's Prince William on Tuesday voiced concerns about corruption within FIFA and called for Sepp Blatter's re-election to be delayed.

The prince, who is also president of England's Football Association (FA), urged the world soccer body to demonstrate "transparency" in the wake of a bribery scandal that saw Blatter's only challenger Mohamed bin Hammam withdraw from the race.

A St. James's Palace statement Tuesday said the prince "considers the transparency of the international governing body to be integral to the good governance of the game."

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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