- Associated Press - Saturday, March 18, 2017

PARIS (AP) - French football federation president Noel Le Graet has been re-elected in the first round of balloting.

The federation said Le Graet and his list of candidates got 57.4 percent of the votes on Saturday.

The 75-year-old Le Graet beat Nancy president Jacques Rousselot on 41.9 percent to win a third consecutive election.

Eric Thomas was a very distant third, with 0.5 percent.

Le Graet, who also presided over the French league from 1991-2000, was elected in 2011 when he succeeded Fernand Duchaussoy. He will head the federation until 2020.

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