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Distinguished guests from Oman

FIFA welcomed distinguished guests to Zurich on 13 March, when AFC President Mohamed bin Hammam and a delegation from the Oman Football Association (O.F.A.) led by President Sayyid Khalid Hamad Hamoud AI-Busaidi and General Secretary Taha Suliman Al-Kishry, met Joseph S. Blatter at FIFA headquarters to discuss a variety of topics. Also present were Jerome Valcke and Jerome Champagne. AI-Busaidi was elected O.F.A. President on 31 August 2007. The business leader, who studied at Oxford University and took an MBA in London, boasts plentiful experience in the world of football. He was vice-president of the successful Fanja Sports Club from 1986 to 1988 before moving on to become President of the club from 1988 to 1991, guiding them to numerous titles.