FIFA president Blatter confirms he will stand for fifth term | September 26, 2014

FIFA president Blatter confirms he will stand for fifth term.

FIFA president Blatter confirms he will stand for fifth term.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter confirmed Friday that he would stand for a fifth term in charge of world football in an election in May next year.

The 78-year-old Blatter has been FIFA’s leader since 1998, but has faced growing criticism from European football chiefs in recent months.

The World Cup, a multi-billion dollar earner for FIFA, is also embroiled in controversy over the way the 2018 and 2022 tournaments were decided.

His path to a virtually automatic re-election was opened up after UEFA leader Michel Platini announced in August that he would not challenge Blatter.

Blatter said after winning his fourth term in 2011 that it would be his last, but made it clear in recent months that he has changed his mind.

Africa will support Sepp Blatter in next year’s FIFA presidential election, the Confederation of African Football said on Saturday after a meeting of its executive committee in the Ethiopian capital.

AFP

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