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Football: Bahrain's Sheikh Salman voted new AFC president

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Bahrain's Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa was voted the new president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Thursday, to replace disgraced ex-leader Mohamed bin Hammam.

Sheikh Salman beat out UAE rival Yousef Al Serkal and Thailand's Worawi Makudi in the first round of voting when he gathered 33 of the 46 ballots to amass the necessary two-thirds majority.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/football-bahrains-sheikh-salman-voted-new-afc-president