Le Graet re-elected as FFF president for 4 years

French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet has been

re-elected for a new four-year term with an overwhelming


Le Graet, who took over from Fernand Duchaussoy in June 2011,

secured 83.07 percent of the votes on Saturday, easily beating

rival candidates Francois Ponthieu (13.20 percent) and Eric Thomas

(3.73 percent).

Le Graet replaced outgoing national team coach Laurent Blanc

with Didier Deschamps after the European Championship earlier this

year, and he enjoys a closer working relationship with Deschamps

than he did with Blanc.