FIFA President Sepp Blatter delivers his speech at the opening of the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich on May 29, 2015 in Zurich. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday.Blatter spoke at the FIFA congress hours before the presidential election in which he is a seeking a fifth term. The two criminal investigations have cast a new shadow on Blatter's 17-year reign as president of FIFA. The 209 FIFA member nations will decide later Friday whether to stick with the 79-year-old Blatter or vote for Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan. Amid the dramatic build up to the election, UEFA president Michel Platini appealed to Blatter to immediately step down -- calls the president has rejected.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE