Soccer

Another term for Blatter?

2013-07-17 20:00
Sepp Blatter (AFP)

Going - FIFA president Joseph Blatter has said Wednesday he wants to decide shortly before the start of the 2014 World Cup if he will run for another term as boss of football's world ruling body.

"If nothing happens beforehand, I have said I will stop in 2015.

"But at the moment, things look as though - and the confederations' reactions were that way - I will say yes or no at the next congress in Sao Paolo," said the Swiss native in an interview with dpa at Camp Beckenbauer in Going, Austria.

FIFA's next congress will take place on June 11, 2014 in Sao Paulo, where the opening match of the 2014 World Cup will be played on June 12.

"The duties of FIFA are not yet fulfilled.

"Somebody should take over FIFA who can take over FIFA. (FIFA) should not only be financially strong, which is the case at the moment, but also have credibility.

"I am convinced that will be the case in 2014, because the World Cup will be a success and then I can step down," said Blatter.

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