Gianni Infantino (left) and Sheikh Salman al-Khalifa at a function in Rwanda in 2016 as they both vied for the Fifa presidency. Photo: EPA

Fifa’s ‘integrity is at stake’ – Craig Foster asks why AFC chief Al-Khalifa is eligible for re-election

  • Football activist Craig Foster sends letter to Fifa outlining ‘litany of issues’ with its vice-president
  • Brings up bribery scandal and detention in Thailand of former Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi
Topic |   Fifa

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Gianni Infantino (left) and Sheikh Salman al-Khalifa at a function in Rwanda in 2016 as they both vied for the Fifa presidency. Photo: EPA
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Mohamed Alromaithi (top), Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa (right) and Saoud al-Mohannadi.
Nazvi Careem
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Nazvi Careem

If Fifa and AFC can ignore the FBI, then incumbent Al-Khalifa is a shoo-in for re-election to top posts

  • US court documents from an April 2017 case state that third parties bribed an official to help Al-Khalifa and his faction take control of AFC
  • At no point was it suggested that Al-Khalifa was involved in the conspiracy or that he knew about it

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Mohamed Alromaithi (top), Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa (right) and Saoud al-Mohannadi.
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