CONCACAF wants FIFA election to go ahead despite turmoil

Published May. 28, 2015 1:09 p.m. ET

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.

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.