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Asian soccer body urges support for FIFA candidate Salman

NEW DELHI (AP) The Asian soccer confederation says its executive committee unanimously backs Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa's campaign to be FIFA president.

The AFC says the 24-member executive committee "passed a resolution urging all member associations to unite behind and support the AFC President Sheikh Salman."

Asia has 46 of 209 voting federations in the election to succeed Sepp Blatter on Feb. 26.