FIFA cancels Blatter conference

2015-09-25 15:40
Fifa President Sepp Blatter. Picture: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Zurich - FIFA cancelled a press conference with its president Sepp Blatter on Friday just minutes before it was due to start, offering no explanation.

Blatter had been due to speak for the first time since his number two, Secretary General Jerome Valcke, was placed on leave last week following accusations regarding ticket sales at the 2014 World Cup.

The press conference was expected to provide information on an executive committee meeting that concluded on Friday.

FIFA said in a statement that the meeting had decided to move the committee's next gathering, in December, from its planned venue of Tokyo to FIFA headquarters in Zurich.

Blatter has only once left Zurich, to travel to Russia, since May, when 14 soccer and sports marketing officials were arrested on money laundering and other corruption-related charges.

Read more on:    fifa  |  sepp blatter  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

After Stuart Baxter stepped down as Bafana Bafana head coach, who would you like to see take over?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.