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Former FIFA official Prince Ali takes soccer charity global

AP, Tuesday 9 Oct 2018
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Former FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali is taking his charity project worldwide to build on its work of bringing soccer to Syrian refugees in Jordan.

The prince detailed plans for Association Football Development Program Global at Arsenal's stadium in London on Tuesday.

The NGO's partners include War Child UK, which helps former child soldiers in Africa, the UEFA Foundation For Children, streetfootballworld, and Spain's La Liga.

The prince's original focus was in Asia, with funding from FIFA payments he was due as a member of its executive committee from 2011-15.

The prince decided to go global after his FIFA election campaigns in 2015 and '16.

He tells The Associated Press: ''I realized you could really broaden the work to the entire world where there are so many similar challenges.''

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