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December 5, 2020

Blatter “to stand down in 2015”

Sepp Blatter will make way for a successor as FIFA president in four years’ time if he is re-elected in June, he announced on Tuesday, ESPN reports.

Blatter is seeking a fourth term as FIFA president and is being challenged by Asian confederation chief Mohamed Bin Hammam. The 75-year-old told UEFA’s Congress in Paris that if he wins he will definitely stand down in 2015. Blatter said: “You know very well that I am a candidate for the next four years as FIFA president but these will be the last four years for which I stand as a candidate.

“Together we have the task of bringing together the adventure we have started. We want to ensure a better future for our youth.’’

The new president will be elected at a FIFA Congress which starts on May 31.

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