Soccer-Thai sports authority backs Worawi in election delay (Reuters)

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK, July 30 (Reuters) – Worawi Makudi’s bid to retain control of Thai soccer received a boost on Tuesday, with the country’s sports authority (SAT) blocking attempts by upset members to force presidential elections. Worawi’s term as Thai Football Association (FAT) president ended on June 16 but he cancelled the vote scheduled for that day after failing to implement controversial FIFA-backed reforms, which included slashing the number of eligible voters by more than half to 72. Worawi had set Sept. …

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