Van Praag, Figo withdraw from election

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GENEVA (AP) For once, a major FIFA election is untainted by claims of vote-buying.

There's no need this time.

Sepp Blatter's widely expected re-election on May 29 as president of soccer's world governing body for a fifth term has seldom seemed a real contest. His hold on the top job is so secure that Blatter published no manifesto, declined to debate opponents and rarely engaged with media worldwide.


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