Sports court to rule on FIFA vote delay by Thursday

Feb 24, 2016, 07:50 IST | AFP

Zurich: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said it will decide by Thursday whether to suspend FIFA’s presidential vote after candidate Prince Ali bin al Hussein filed a case seeking a delay.

The Jordanian prince, one of five hopefuls, wants transparent voting booths used at Friday’s congress to find a replacement for Sepp Blatter. This call was rejected by FIFA’s election commission.

Prince Ali then took the case to the Lausanne-based CAS, which said yesterday that it had asked for a written response from FIFA before deciding whether to invoke “provisional measures” and suspend the poll.

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