FOOTBALL: Fifth term for Blatter, re-elected as FIFA president
ZURICH (AP) :
Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate US and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption.
The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term today after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round.
Prince Ali's promise of a clean break from FIFA's tarnished recent history was rejected despite the worst scandal in the organisation's 111-year history.