AFC delays decision on election for president

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Banned FIFA executive Mohamed bin Hammam won't be replaced as Asian Football Confederation president yet, after the continental body delayed a decision on whether to hold an election to replace him.

The committee met behind closed doors Friday to consider immediately replacing bin Hammam -- who was banned for life last weekend by soccer's world governing body amid a bribery scandal -- or agreeing to his request to wait for the outcome of appeals.

On Friday, it was decided that a committee would be formed to look at the matter.

An election must be held if the presidency is still vacant after May 30.