The Asian Football Confederation says it still supports Sepp Blatter's bid for another term as FIFA president, and opposes any move to delay Friday's scheduled elections in the wake of a string of corruption arrests of some of the federation's top officials.
In a statement on its website, the AFC expressed its disappointment and sadness at Wednesday's events but also said it reiterates its decision taken at the AFC Congress in Sao Paulo in 2014 ... to support FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter.
The European federation, UEFA, had called for Friday's elections in Zurich to be postponed due to the arrests and allegations, but the AFC said it was opposing any delay.
The Football Federation of Australia chairman Frank Lowy, who arrived in Zurich on Thursday anticipated support for the Jordanian candidate.
Lowy said: FFA believes that profound change within FIFA is needed as soon as possible to address issues of governance and transparency.
This belief will be reflected when Australia casts its vote in the presidential election, should it proceed on Friday in Zurich.
The Board of FFA has reviewed the manifesto for change proposed by Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein and believes it provides the basis for a fresh start for FIFA.
Blatter is seeking a fifth, four-year term in Friday's election. His opponent is Prince Ali of Jordan