Kuala Lumpur, Vice President of Qatar Football Association (QFA) Saud Al Mohannadi has been elected a member of International Association of Football Federations (FIFA) council for the session 2019-2023, on the sideline of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Congress in the Malaysian Capital Kuala Lumpur.

Al Mohannadi received 37 of the 46 votes.

In addition to Saud Al Mohannadi, Du Zhaocai of China, Praful Patel of India, Kohzo Tashimaof Japan and Mariano Araneta of the Philippines were elected to the FIFA next session.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino was present at the 29th general meeting of AFC.

The AFC Congress also approved Qatar's proposal to amend a provision in the Statute that prevented candidacy for two posts and thus Al Mohannadi also retained, by acclamation, his position as AFC Vice-Chair for West Asia.

Moreover, the AFC General Assembly re-elected Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa as its President for a new term of four years.

Sheikh Salman has been elected by acclamation for the position he has held since 2013, after the withdrawal of his rivals to the presidency, AFC Vice President Saud Al Muhannadi, and Chairman of the General Authority for Sport in the UAE Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee