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Bahrain 2, Qatar 0 in Asian soccer elections

Updated: May 2, 2013, 10:37 AM ET
Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- In a stunning double election defeat for Qatari interests, Bahrain royal family member Sheik Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa became the top figure in Asian soccer Thursday.

Bahrain now has a key power broker within the world's most popular sport just weeks after its hosting of a Formula One Group Prix was again the focus of pro-democracy protests after two years of turmoil in the island kingdom.

Sheik Salman won a landslide victory to become president of the ...

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