Tuesday 23 January 2018

Fifa boss insists Blatter must quit

Fifa president announced on June 2 that he will resign
Fifa president announced on June 2 that he will resign

The official overseeing the next Fifa presidential election has reminded Sepp Blatter to stick with his plans to step down.

The statement from Domenico Scala, head of Fifa's audit and compliance committee, follows a report in Swiss newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag that Mr Blatter is considering trying to stay on after receiving support from Africa and Asia.

The 79-year-old announced on June 2 he would quit, only four days after being re-elected for a fifth term amid deepening criminal investigations into Fifa corruption.

Highlighting the need for reform of Fifa, Mr Scala said: "It is clearly indispensable to follow through with the initiated process of leadership change as it has been announced."

The Fifa executive committee meets on July 20 to set the election date, which will be between December and February.

Press Association

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