Sepp Blatter has been re-elected, but a global Cup boycott would be devastating for the betting industry.
Sepp Blatter, the controversial head of FIFA, has been re-elected as president associated with globe soccer body that is governing.
This week despite years of condemnation, negative headlines, and the arrests of seven top FIFA officials on corruption charges, Blatter has ignored widespread calls for his resignation.
Instead, he received recommendation from 133 of 209 FIFA member delegates at the organization’s annual meeting that is general Zurich and will continue to preside over world soccer 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 will be in command with this watercraft called FIFA. Beach soccer will be 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 duty for last weeks arrests, the consequence of a 47-count indictment filed in federal court in Brooklyn against 14 people, accused, variously, of racketeering, wire fraudulence and cash laundering conspiracy.
FIFA officials are accused of accepting bribes worth over $150 million in substitution for providing lucrative World Cup media and marketing legal rights to various businesses and football that is national.
Under research are the controversial decision