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Embattled CONCACAF wants FIFA election to go ahead despite turmoil after 2 leaders arrested

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ZURICH — The embattled CONCACAF soccer body says it wants the FIFA presidential election to go ahead Friday.

The North American regional body says its 35 FIFA voters are "unanimous that the election should go forward as planned."

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is favored to win re-election against Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan.

PHOTO: FILE - In this Wednesday, May 23, 2012 file photo the newly elected president of CONCACAF Jeffrey Webb talks to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, left, as they arrive at the meeting of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), prior to the two-day congress of FIFA in Budapest, Hungary. Webb is among the soccer officials that were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich.  (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 23, 2012 file photo the newly elected president of CONCACAF Jeffrey Webb talks to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, left, as they arrive at the meeting of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), prior to the two-day congress of FIFA in Budapest, Hungary. Webb is among the soccer officials that were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP, File)

European body UEFA has urged postponing the election for six months because of the turmoil rocking FIFA.

CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb, a FIFA vice president from the Cayman Islands, and Costa Rica soccer leader Eduardo Li were arrested Wednesday at a luxury Zurich hotel.

American federal agencies investigating bribery and racketeering in world soccer are seeking their extradition.

Li was set to formally join the FIFA executive committee on Friday.

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