Sepp Blatter has been re-elected, but a World Cup boycott would be damaging for the industry that is betting.
Sepp Blatter, the controversial head of FIFA, has been re-elected as president of the world soccer governing body.
This week despite years of condemnation, negative headlines, and the arrests of seven top FIFA officials on corruption charges, Blatter has ignored widespread calls for his resignation.
Alternatively, he received endorsement from 133 of 209 FIFA member delegates at the company’s annual general meeting in Zurich and continues to preside over world football for his fifth tenure.
Their challenger, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, withdrew following the round that is first of.
‘ For the next four years I will be in command of the watercraft called FIFA. Beach soccer are played everywhere,’ crowed the Swiss that is 79-old titters from the press bench. ‘Let’s go FIFA, Let’s go FIFA. Many thanks.’
Blatter denied duty for last months arrests, the consequence of an indictment that is 47-count in federal court in Brooklyn against 14 people, accused, variously, of racketeering, wire fraud and cash laundering conspiracy.
FIFA officials are accused of accepting bribes worth over $150 million in return for offering lucrative World Cup media and advertising rights to different businesses and football that is national.
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