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Blatter storms to victory in FIFA's presidential election of one

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Blatter storms to victory in FIFA's presidential election of one


Sepp Blatter has been re-elected unopposed for a fourth and final term as president of world football’s governing body at their headquarters in Zurich.

As expected it was an overwhelming victory for the 75-year-old Swiss who has promised to use his final four years in the games most powerful job to radically reform an ailing governing body hit by corruption scandal:
“We are going to put FIFA, the FIFA ship back into clear and transparent waters, we need a little time to do this we can’t just do it overnight but we will do it.” he said.  

Despite the English and Scottish associations’ best efforts to postpone the election amid claims of corruption, voting went ahead at the 61st annual congress.

Of the 208 delegates two members were ineligible to vote while three abstained.

Blatter won 186 votes of 203 votes cast.

He has been president since 1998 and over the years has led FIFA to unprecedented wealth thanks to TV rights and sponsorship deals.

Still his final four years in the FIFA hot seat could present his biggest challenge yet.

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