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Swiss Media Claim that Sepp Blatter could do a Farage and Unresign

The report comes less than two weeks after Blatter announced his plan to step down.

The support Sepp Blatter has apparently received from African and Asian football federations has made him rethink his decision to resign, according to the Schweiz am Sonntag newspaper.

The Swiss paper claimed that the embattled Blatter was honoured by the support given by African and Asian contingents, and had not ruled out remaining in office as a result. Of course, it was those organisations that back the Swiss to the hilt and got him re-elected recently against Jordan’s Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, despite UEFA’s opposition to Blatter’s tenure.

FIFA had “no further comment to make” on the report. Blatter said on June 2 that he would step down after 17 years as FIFA president due to the unprecedented action taken by the FBI and other bodies against FIFA due to corruption and bribery allegations. FIFA are due to pick Blatter’s replacement at an emergency congress in Zurich in either December or early 2016.

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