Blatter's book about life at FIFA out soon

2016-02-23 11:17

Zurich - Sepp Blatter's long-awaited book about his life at FIFA is expected to be published within days.

The website of Swiss publisher Werd & Weber has said "Sepp Blatter: Mission Football" will cost R742.94 and will be available in February.

Blatter previously said it would be a photograph-led book with anecdotes about his 40 years at FIFA, including as president since 1998.

"Despite the success, Blatter repeatedly had to put up with harsh reviews and prejudices," the publisher's preview said. "In this richly illustrated book, Sepp Blatter tells how he learned to deal with the hostility."

The 300-page, hardcover book was written by his spokesman, Thomas Renggli.

On Tuesday, Blatter should receive the verdict of his appeal to FIFA against an eight-year ban for conflicts of interest.

Blatter hopes to be cleared of wrongdoing so he could host the FIFA presidential election meeting on Friday to pick his successor.

Blatter and one-time election favourite Michel Platini, the UEFA president, were banned by the FIFA ethics committee in December over a "disloyal payment" of $2 million to the former France great in 2011.

Both men claim they had a verbal agreement for FIFA to pay Platini additional salary for his work as Blatter's presidential adviser from 1999-2002.

FIFA ethics prosecutors have counter-appealed to seek life bans for both men.

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