- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2011

LONDON (AP) - English Football Association leaders will support any “credible challenger” to FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

FA officials with direct knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press they are considering urging Mohamed bin Hammam of Qatar to run against Blatter, who has led soccer’s governing body since 1998.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the FA is not making its position public.

Any candidates for the June 1 election in Zurich must be nominated by one of FIFA’s 208 national federations.

Bin Hammam, the Asian Football Confederation president who has served on FIFA’s executive committee since 1996, has not formally declared whether he will run.

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