Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Football
1-min read

Blatter might stay on for another term as FIFA president

Blatter, 77, has indicated in the past he would not stand for a fifth consecutive term.

Reuters

Updated:April 20, 2013, 8:02 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Blatter might stay on for another term as FIFA president
Blatter, 77, has indicated in the past he would not stand for a fifth consecutive term.
Loading...

Panama: Sepp Blatter gave his strongest hint yet that he may stay on for another four-year term as FIFA president beyond 2015, saying the scale of reform facing soccer's global governing body needed time.

Blatter, 77, has indicated in the past he would not stand for a fifth consecutive term in two years' time but he told Reuters on Friday that he would not "abandon this boat" before he was sure FIFA was in the right shape.

"We are not over with our reform because we have a first part, we have all the dangers that are in football like match-fixing and so on but we also have to have a look at the political organisation of FIFA," he said after attending CONCACAF's congress.

CONCACAF is soccer's governing body in North and Central America, and the Caribbean region. Blatter has increasingly talked of the need to strengthen the 'global' character of FIFA and he said there was a need to address the issue of representation of the different confederations on the administration's executive committee.

"It means (asking) if the re-partition of the members in the Executive Committee is still according to nowadays (current) football," he said.

"Also - and this is the demand of all the confederations - they would have a better access to the World Cup because - Europe and South America they have two-thirds of the seats," he said, referring to the make-up of the executive.

Asked directly if he wanted to be sure of global balances being in place before he would move on, Blatter said: "Absolutely, but it will take more time than just to go to the congress and say 'applaud'.

"It will take more time, because it (means) going in depth, and then I will not just leave the boat by saying 'good bye'," he said.

"Some day we have to go home but I will not abandon this boat." Blatter was elected president of FIFA in 1998 but has worked at the organisation since 1975.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results