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South Korean soccer federation writes letter to AFC alleging favourable treatment to Qatari candidate for FIFA Council election

Kuala Lumpur: On the eve of Asian soccer elections for the FIFA Council, South Korea complained that Qatar's candidate has been given favourable treatment.

 South Korean soccer federation writes letter to AFC alleging favourable treatment to Qatari candidate for FIFA Council election

File image of South Korean soccer federation president Chung Mong-Gyu. AFP

The South Korean soccer federation told the Asian Football Confederation's election oversight panel that Qatar offered voters free trips to see games in Doha in the past week.

In a letter to panel chairman Randall Cunliffe dated Friday, seen by The Associated Press, South Korean soccer federation president Chung Mong-Gyu "urgently request(s) you to review this matter."

South Korea cancelled its invitation for voters to visit Seoul last month after Cunliffe intervened.

Chung and Qatari official Saoud Al Mohannadi are among eight candidates to fill five seats on the FIFA Council.

The Asian soccer body says it is reviewing the complaint.

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Updated Date: Apr 05, 2019 19:47:18 IST

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