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FIFA presidential race: Blatter under fire

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By Euronews
FIFA presidential race: Blatter under fire

<p><span class="caps">FIFA</span> president Sepp Blatter endured heavy criticism of his leadership when he attended the Uefa Congress in Vienna on Tuesday.</p> <p>The 79-year-old, who turned down <span class="caps">UEFA</span>’s invitation to address delegates as a candidate along with his challengers, was accused of not spending enough of FIFA’s wealth and tarnishing the world body’s image.</p> <p>Michael Van Praag, the head of the Dutch Football Association was arguably the most outspoken candidate while Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, a <span class="caps">FIFA</span> vice president from Jordan, and former Portugal star Luis Figo also gave their campaign speeches. </p> <p><span class="caps">FIFA</span> will announce the new president at their Zurich headquarters on May 29.</p>