Sepp Blatter has been re-elected, but some sort of Cup boycott would be devastating for the industry that is betting.
Sepp Blatter, the controversial head of FIFA, has been re-elected as president for the globe soccer governing body.
Despite years of condemnation, negative headlines, and the arrests of seven top FIFA officials on corruption charges, Blatter has ignored extensive demands their resignation this week.
Rather, he received endorsement from 133 of 209 FIFA member delegates at the company’s yearly meeting that is general Zurich and continues to preside over globe football for his fifth tenure.
His challenger, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, withdrew after the round that is first of.
‘ For the next four years I shall be in demand of this ship called FIFA. Beach soccer is played everywhere,’ crowed the Swiss that is 79-old titters from the press bench. ‘Let’s go FIFA, Let’s go FIFA. Thank you.’
Blatter denied obligation for last days arrests, caused by a 47-count indictment filed in federal court in Brooklyn against 14 people, accused, variously, of racketeering, cable fraud and money laundering conspiracy.
FIFA officials are accused of accepting bribes worth over $150 million in return for offering lucrative World Cup media and advertising rights to various businesses and football that is national.
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