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FOOTBALL: Fifth term for Blatter, re-elected as FIFA president

Published:Friday | May 29, 2015 | 5:26 PM
FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland today.

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.