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Chung criticizes ruling on Asian support for Platini

FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-joon has criticized election monitors who cleared the Asian Football Confederation of improperly supporting Michel Platini.


   The former FIFA vice president from South Korea says the FIFA-appointed committee investigated for only three days and forfeited its ``duty to ensure the fairness of the election.''


   He filed a complaint after the AFC sent members a template letter soliciting support for Platini, the UEFA president.


   Asian leaders publicly support Platini despite two home contenders: Chung and former FIFA vice president Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan.


   Chung, who reportedly faces a FIFA ethics case for charitable donations to member federations, says the FIFA panel told him it found ``no indications of the integrity of the electoral process having been affected.''


   The FIFA election panel will approve candidates in November after integrity checks. (AP)