Blatter urges fair play in election
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Football is a universal sport based on the fundamental principles of discipline and respect for opponents and the Laws of the Game as well as on the spirit of competitiveness and rivalry, underpinned by the values of fair play and ethics.

These principles and values must be applied not only on the field of play, but also in the administration and governance of football, particularly in the area of sports politics. And, of course, this includes elections to the governing bodies of football.

As President of FIFA, it is my duty to remind all members of the Asian football community of the importance of these values in the run-up to the election scheduled for 8 May for the vacant Asian seat on the FIFA Executive Committee and of the requirement to respect FIFA's Statutes, principles and decisions, in accordance with the regulations governing world football.