Blatter re-elected as FIFA President

ABS-CBN Sports on May 30, 2015 11:03 AM
Blatter re-elected as FIFA President
"I am the president now, the president of everybody." (via AP Images)

Sepp Blatter will remain as the head honcho for FIFA for another four years, as he was elected to his fifth term as president after his opposition, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan was forced to withdraw from the elections.

Amidst the controversy surrounding the international football governing body, FIFA held elections for a new president only days after a handful of FIFA officials were apprehended in Zurich.

Following his victory, Blatter reminded everyone just who he is in his victory speech: "I am the president now, the president of everybody."

The 79-year old Blatter has been long under fire corruption claims, and while he has been called on to resign on numerous occasions, the Switzerland native hinted that he may be in his last term of office.

Blatter began his career in FIFA back in 1975, starting out as a technical director, then moved up to general secretary, then finally was elected as president in 1998, again amidst controversy.

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HT: BBC News

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