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Thursday 8 December 2016

Blatter: I will not change my mind about quitting as FIFA boss

Fifa president announced on June 2 that he will resign
Fifa president announced on June 2 that he will resign

Sepp Blatter has indicated there has been no change of heart in his decision to step down as FIFA president.

Blatter’s former election advisor Klaus Stoehlker has claimed it remains “open” for the 79-year-old to run again if a convincing candidate does not emerge.

But a FIFA spokesperson said Stoehlker the advisor was no longer employed by Blatter and the FIFA president pointed to his statement of June 2 where he announced he would step down between December and February. Switzerland’s attorney general will make a statement tomorrow about his investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, detailing the scope of the investigation as well as the time-scale and resources that will be used.

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