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FIFA Presidential Election Candidates

In this Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 file photo FIFA vice president Jordan's Prince Ali bin al-Hussein speaks during an interview with The Associated Press after his FIFA presidency campaign launch press conference in London. Sepp Blatter’s widely expected re-election on May 29 as president of soccer’s world governing body for a fifth term has seldom seemed a real contest. Three rival candidates entered the race in January: Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, Luis Figo of Portugal and Michael van Praag of the Netherlands. Van Praag, however, dropped out of the race on Thursday May 21, 2015, and switched his support to FIFA vice president Prince Ali. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

ZURICH (AP) — A look at the candidates in the FIFA presidential election on May 29 in Zurich:

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Sepp Blatter set for another win in FIFA election

In this Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 file photo, Luis Figo speaks to the media as he launches his FIFA Presidential Campaign manifesto, at Wembley Stadium, London. Sepp Blatter’s widely expected re-election on May 29 as president of soccer’s world governing body for a fifth term has seldom seemed a real contest. Three rival candidates entered the race in January: Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, Luis Figo of Portugal and Michael van Praag of the Netherlands. Van Praag, however, dropped out of the race on Thursday May 21, 2015, and switched his support to FIFA vice president Prince Ali. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

GENEVA (AP) — For once, a major FIFA election is untainted by claims of vote-buying.

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FIFA sponsors Coke, Visa express concern over Qatar labor

In this Sunday, May 3, 2015 file photo taken during a government organized media tour, Kuttamon Chembadnan Velayi from Kerala, India, speaks to journalists while sitting on his bed in a room he shares with seven other Indian laborers in Doha, Qatar. The housing facility has been cited by Qatari labor officials for substandard conditions.  Advocates for workers' rights are urging FIFA sponsors to take more responsibility for the treatment of World Cup workers in Qatar, calling the "horrific" working conditions there a blot on any company's brand. At a press conference Monday, May 18, 2015 they singled out FIFA sponsors such as McDonalds, Visa, Coca-Cola, Adidas, Budweiser, Gazprom, KIA and Hyundai, saying they have the power to pressure both FIFA and Qatar into improving the treatment of hundreds of thousands of migrant workers. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

LONDON (AP) — FIFA came under pressure from sponsors Adidas, Coca-Cola and Visa on Wednesday to push Qatar to deliver reforms for migrant workers as the country rapidly expands to host the 2022 World Cup.

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FIFA sets date for 2026 World Cup hosting bid rules

GENEVA (AP) — A 2026 World Cup hosting contest which could include the United States and exclude Europe will take shape next week when FIFA agrees on campaign rules.

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JFK inspiring England’s attempt to end title drought

LONDON (AP) — English soccer leaders are drawing inspiration from former U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s challenge to send a man to the moon as the country tries to end its World Cup title drought.

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