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Blatter Gets Helping Hand From African Friends Before FIFA Vote

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With FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s re-election a little less certain on Friday, he knows he can rely on the biggest voting bloc: Africa.

As head of global soccer, Blatter has championed Africa, brought tournaments to the world’s poorest continent and protected its football officials from their own governments.