Bin Hammam to miss CONCACAF meeting in Miami

Mohammed Bin Hammam will miss the CONCACAF congress in Miami on

Tuesday, passing up a chance to drum up support in his bid to

unseat FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Bin Hammam says on his blog that he had wanted to attend the

meeting but can’t ”due to issues beyond my control.”

CONCACAF represents North and Central America and the Caribbean

and is considered key to winning the presidential election.

The 61-year-old president of the Asian Football Confederation is

still hoping to meet CONCACAF members to explain his campaign

platform, which includes a wider distribution of World Cup profits

and the addition of more seats on the executive body.

Bin Hammam is the only candidate facing Blatter in the June 1

vote.