Bin Hammam backs his chances to unseat Blatter

Updated: 02 May 2011 10:03 IST

Mohammed bin Hammam, who is hoping to unseat Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, believes he is gaining more support by the day as his profile builds ahead of the June 1 vote in Zurich.

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Mohammed bin Hammam, who is hoping to unseat Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, believes he is gaining more support by the day as his profile builds ahead of the June 1 vote in Zurich.

"I started from zero and I believe that as of today I have the same chances as Blatter," said the Qatari head of the Asian Football Confederation.

"Now I am better known and each day I get more votes. It's all going well. I believe I can win more than 50 percent of the votes."

Bin Hammam, trying to prevent his Swiss rival from securing a fourth term as the head of world football, said he would make sure the game's riches were more evenly distributed if he wins the election.

"I think I can be an advantage for football, for the little countries and the big ones, for the developed and the non-developed. I have worked in football for 40 years."

Topics : Football Republic of Ireland South Africa Mexico France Federation Internationale de Football Association
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