Football: Kuwait and Indonesia not allowed to vote in Fifa presidential election

Overview of the Extraordinary FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland on Feb 26, 2016.
Overview of the Extraordinary FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland on Feb 26, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

ZURICH (AFP) - Suspended Kuwait and Indonesia were officially ruled out of Friday's vote for the new Fifa president, leaving 207 of the 209 federations with the job of picking Sepp Blatter's successor.

Their absence was confirmed by Markus Kattner, acting general secretary of football's scandal-tainted world body, at Fifa's Congress in Zurich.

The news could be a blow to leading candidate Sheikh Salman Ebrahim al-Khalifa, head of the Asian Football Confederation, which includes the two missing nations.