FIFA Asian Director Attacking Zhang Jian Opponent Changes May 8 Will Produce Results

FIFA Asian Director Attacking Zhang Jian Opponent Changes May 8 Will Produce Results
The more significant event during the Spring Festival should be regarded as the AFC announced the list of candidates for the election of FIFA directors in Asia.The election should have been held in September last year. Zhang Jian, the representative of the Chinese Football Association, was originally expected to be elected. His subdivisions include Iranian Football Association Vice Chairman Kafaxuan, Singapore Football Association Chairman Zanuddin, and Qatar Football Association Vice Chairman Saoud.But Saoud was banned from election by FIFA, which resulted in an early election.  In the latest list of candidates, Zhang Jian’s opponents have all changed.There will be 4 FIFA directors in Asia this time, one of whom must be a female.Among the current candidates is a woman from Australia, and the remaining three places will be created between Zhang Jian, Chairman of the Korean Football Association Zheng Mengkui, Chairman of the Philippine Football Association Araneta, and Kuwaiti Fahd who is trying to re-elect.Such changes may be very detrimental to Zhang Jian, because such elections generally follow the principle of one quota for each region in East Asia, West Asia, and Southeast Asia.Air Force Zhang Jian is the only representative of the East Asian region, but now has to face the competitiveness of the Korean Football Association Chairman Zheng Mengkui.  The list of proposals has been reviewed by FIFA, and the results of the election will be finalized at the Bahrain AFC Conference on May 8.  ■Guangzhou Daily reporter Li Bin