Asia's troubled football body will elect a new leader on Thursday after a bitter campaign dominated by claims and counter-claims of outside interference, and even allegations of rights abuses.
Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa is pictured at a press conference in Bahrain on April 16, 2013. Sheikh Salman is the favourite as the Asian Football Confederation boss, but the Bahraini royal has been on the defensive over vote-buying allegations.
Two years after vote-buying accusations prompted the eventual downfall of former president Mohamed bin Hammam, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is at risk of new controversy as delegates gather to choose his successor.
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