FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino gestures during a press conference, one day prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw in Nice, southeastern France. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, file)
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Five weeks before election day, some of the 209 FIFA member federations are publicly pledging their votes in the presidential race.Prince Ali of Jordan Wednesday said the Iraqi soccer federation will vote for him on Feb. 26 in Zurich. The German and Swiss federations gave their expected support to UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino, who is from Switzerland.UEFA members, including 53 FIFA voters, will meet Friday in Nyon, Switzerland, to discuss election strategy after a meeting of its executive committee, which includes Swiss federation president Peter Gillieron.
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