Blatter Will Not Be a Candidate at Extraordinary Congress

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he will not stand as a candidate at an extraordinary congress, which official date would soon be confirmed.

The 79-year-old, on Saturday, told a Swiss newspaper, Walliser Bote: “I am not a candidate, I am the president. And I want to hand over FIFA in good condition.”

He had on Friday told Swiss daily newspaper Blick that he had not resigned, insinuating he has subjected himself and office to the Fifa Congress.

Speaking to the newspaper based in the Valais region on Saturday, Blatter highlighted the reforms that he looks forward to passing into effect.

“I will use all my strength and inspiration until my last working day to bring this ship back into safe harbour,” Blatter is quoted by Walliser Bote as saying.

Sepp Blatter Says He Will Not Be a Candidate at Special Congress.
Sepp Blatter Says He Will Not Be a Candidate at Special Congress.
Fifa Executive Committee will meet in Zurich on 20 July to decide a date for an extraordinary congress- likely to be called for 16 December- where a new president is expected to be elected.

Fifa has been hit with its biggest scandal in history following bribery and allegations and indictment of racketeering, conspiracy and corruption in a separate but simultaneous investigation by Swiss and United States authorities.