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Because of the scandal, FIFA president called off the post. He refused

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Because of the scandal, FIFA president called off the post. He refused

Post by Admin on Thu May 28, 2015 1:06 pm

Some sports officials and political leaders, in particular the British Prime Minister David Cameron called on FIFA president Sepp Blatter to voluntarily leave his post or delay re-election due to loud corruption scandal that broke out in the International Football Federation with the arrest of the seven senior officials of the organization.

According to the head of the British government, the sponsors of FIFA must review its cooperation with it, if Blatter did not wish to retire.

According to the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, the image of FIFA so terrible that the election of the new President should be moved to a later date.

However, Blatter said he was not going to resign.

In Zurich, held an emergency meeting of the heads of FIFA - the day before the elections, scheduled for Friday, the new president of the federation, which Blatter is considered the favorite.

The question of the resignation has set Blatter, UEFA president (one of the continental confederations of the International Football Federation), Michel Platini, as he said during a press conference on Thursday.

"I asked him to resign. Enough, Sepp, I told him. He listened, but said it was too late ", - he said Platini told reporters.

Previously, he headed the Union of European Football Associations urged to postpone Friday's Congress, which must elect a new president of FIFA. Otherwise, the organization threatened to boycott the meeting.

Ultimately, however, the UEFA still decided to participate in the congress. This organization will not vote for Blatter and his only rival - the Jordanian Prince Ali bin Hussein, head of the Football Federation of West Asia. "The only way to change FIFA - to replace its president," - said Platini during a press conference.

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