Blatter Re-Elected FIFA President Despite Corruption Charges

Blatter Re-Elected FIFA President Despite Corruption Charges (Image 1)

 ZURICH (AP) – Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption within soccer’s world governing body.

The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term 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.

Blatter has led FIFA for 17 years.

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