Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

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Notaries start checking and counting the ballot papers after the president's election during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015. Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term on Friday after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP) Notaries start checking and counting the ballot papers after the president’s election during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015. Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term on Friday after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption.

The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term on Friday after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round.

Prince Ali’s promise of a clean break from FIFA’s tarnished recent history was rejected despite the worst scandal in the organization’s 111-year history.

Report filed The Associated Press.


Blatter re-elected as FIFA President after Prince Ali concedes

FIFA incumbent Sepp Blatter defeated his only remaining challenger, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, despite calls for Blatter’s resignation amid the worst corruption scandal in the 111 year-history of world football’s governing body. Blatter has promised change.

CCTV’s Guy Henderson filed this report from the Swiss capital of Zurich.

Blatter re-elected as FIFA President after Prince Ali concedes

Blatter re-elected as FIFA President after Prince Ali concedes

FIFA incumbent Sepp Blatter defeated his only remaining challenger, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, despite calls for Blatter's resignation amid the worst corruption scandal in the 111 year-history of world football's governing body. Blatter has promised change. CCTV's Guy Henderson filed this report from the Swiss capital of Zurich.

Follow Guy Henderson on Twitter @guyhendersonsa


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