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Sepp Blatter could still perform a U-turn on his promise to stand down as FIFA president, a former adviser said Monday, while FIFA did not directly deny the possibility.Klaus Stoehlker, who advised Blatter during the recent election campaign, told Sky News that Blatter could remain head of world football's governing body if a "convincing candidate" to replace him did not emerge.Blatter was re-elected for a fifth term as FIFA president on May 29 when his opponent Prince Ali bin al-Hussein withdrew after Blatter had won the first round of voting by 133 to 73 . Four days later, as corruption allegations continued to batter FIFA, Blatter said he would stand down and call a new election, due to be held between December and February.Africa's football confederation (CAF) said Monday that it had not heard of any of its members asking Blatter to stay on.
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