Blatter Chairs FIFA Emergency Meeting

FIFA President, Sepp Blatter

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has chaired an emergency meeting under growing political pressure over the corruption scandal which began on Wednesday.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron is calling for for Mr Blatter to resign, while Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed Mr Blatter for a fifth term.
Blatter says he has no intention of resigning, the bbc understands.
Key sponsors have expressed concern over twin corruption investigations by the US and Swiss authorities.
The head of Europe’s football body UEFA, Michel Platini, asked Blatter to quit after crisis talks in Zurich.
Blatter was not among the total of 14 people charged by the US authorities on Wednesday with racketeering, fraud and money laundering.
He is under pressure to delay Friday’s elections for the next FIFA President, where he is hoping to be re-elected.


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