UEFA President Michel Platini is seen during the draw ceremony for the 2014/2015 Champions League soccer competition in this picture taken August 28, 2014 at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Files
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Asia's football chief has won unanimous backing from his executive committee as the man to "rebuild FIFA" as he strengthens his campaign to take over the corruption-tarnished world body.The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) executive committee also pledged to lobby its members to support president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, in a meeting ahead of Sunday's AFC awards.Sheikh Salman's odds have narrowed after UEFA president Michel Platini was suspended over a suspect $2 million payment.As head of one of FIFA's biggest confederations, and with the backing of powerful Kuwaiti FIFA exco member Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, Sheikh Salman is among the strongest of the five current candidates.
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