SEOUL, South Korea (AP) FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-joon has criticized election monitors who cleared the Asian Football Confederation of improperly supporting Michel Platini.
The former FIFA vice president from South Korea says the FIFA-appointed committee investigated for only three days and forfeited its ''duty to ensure the fairness of the election.''
He filed a complaint after the AFC sent members a template letter soliciting support for Platini, the UEFA president.
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Asian leaders publicly support Platini despite two home contenders: Chung and former FIFA vice president Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan.
Chung, who reportedly faces a FIFA ethics case for charitable donations to member federations, says the FIFA panel told him it found ''no indications of the integrity of the electoral process having been affected.''
The FIFA election panel will approve candidates in November after integrity checks.