FIFA vote goes to second round after no contender gets majority

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The FIFA presidential election went into a second round on Friday after Gianni Infantino led the first round but did not get a two-thirds majority.

UEFA general secretary Infantino got 88 votes ahead of Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa on 85 in the first round.

Prince Ali bin al Hussein of Jordan got 27 votes while former FIFA official Jerome Champagne took seven.

A candidate needed 138 votes of the 207 eligible to win in the first round.

With no sign of anyone withdrawing, the vote moved to a second round, where a simple majority of votes cast will be enough to win the race to replace Sepp Blatter.

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