Switzerland: Prince Ali thanks supporters after FIFA election loss

Prince Ali bin Hussein of Jordan expressed warm words of gratitude to his supporters and everyone else at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich on Friday, just moments after conceding to Sepp Blatter in the FIFA presidential election. Gaining 74 votes to Blatter's 133 in the first round, the former conceded defeat despite Blatter not receiving a two-thirds majority to win outright. The vote was carried out amid an ongoing storm of corruption and bribery allegations, with 14 FIFA officials and executives in the firing line. Blatter was elected through a secret ballot and will hold the post for a period of four years.

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