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ZURICH (AP) - FIFA has overturned soccer election results in Morocco, the country that will host next month's Club World Cup.

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FIFA says its emergency committee refused to recognize the Moroccan Football Association elections held Sunday, which sought to install Fouzi Lekjaa as president and ended with ill-tempered clashes at a news conference.

FIFA says it acted because Morocco's federation ''had not fulfilled its duty to comply with FIFA directives.''

Instead, FIFA says the previous executive committee - headed by Ali Fassi Fihri - remains in charge until new elections ''in the first half of 2014.''

FIFA says its decision ''will not have any effect'' on the Club World Cup scheduled for Dec. 11-21 in Marrakech and Agadir.

Morocco is also preparing to host the 2015 African Cup of Nations.

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