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The Canadian Soccer Association says it welcomes the reforms promised by scandal-plagued FIFA.

CSA general secretary Peter Montopoli says Canada supported the decision to go ahead with Wednesday's presidential vote. But he declined to say whether Canada supported incumbent Sepp Blatter, the lone candidate.

Blatter was re-elected, winning 186 votes out of 203 ballots at the FIFA Congress.

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England had tried to have the vote postponed to allow for the scandals to be cleared up, saying that "a coronation without an opponent provides a flawed mandate."

However, 172 of the 208 delegations rejected England's call, clearing the way for the election.

"The CSA supported the continuance of the election knowing there was one candidate, president Blatter, knowing that president Blatter was exonerated of any charges," Montopoli told The Canadian Press on Friday en route from Zurich to Los Angeles, where he is helping run the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

"We look forward to the reforms."

Montopoli says CSA president Dominique Maestracci, who is still in Europe, may have more to add on Canada's vote upon his return home.

As for the bribery allegations involving former presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam and longtime CONCACAF kingpin Jack Warner, Montopoli says the CSA would refrain from comment until all the facts are in.

FIFA has hired investigators to probe whether Caribbean Football Union officials were offered $40,000 cash to back bin Hammam's FIFA presidential bid.

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Hammam withdrew his candidacy Sunday, hours before FIFA's ethics panel provisionally suspended him and FIFA vice-president Warner.

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