CONMEBOL expected to support Blatter

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ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) The countries which make up the South American football confederation have decided to support Sepp Blatter in FIFA's presidential elections, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement by the executive committee of CONMEBOL had not been made. The decision was reached after the 10-nation governing body in South America heard proposals from Blatter and other candidates on Tuesday.

Blatter is bidding for a fifth four-year term in an election by FIFA's 209 member countries in May.

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