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Sepp Blatter reconsidering resignation from FIFA seat

A report from Swiss newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag (via the Guardian) claimed Blatter may be rethinking his decision to resign as FIFA president:

The newspaper said it had information that Blatter had received messages of support from African and Asian football associations asking him to rethink his decision to step down. The source told the paper Blatter was honoured by the support and had not ruled out remaining in office. FIFA did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

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The newspaper also suggested that Blatter’s renewed interest in the job was another reason for the departure of FIFA’s director of communications Walter de Gregorio, since the Swiss had argued for a new start and advised Blatter to go. De Gregorio declined to comment.

Following the report, FIFA official Domenico Scala urged against Blatter reconsidering, according to Sky Sports:

For me, the reforms are the central topic.

That is why I think it is clearly indispensable to follow through with the initiated process of president’s change as it has been announced.

Blatter initially resigned June 2 amid the ongoing investigation into corruption in the highest ranks of FIFA, just days after he was re-elected, as reported by Eliott C. McLaughlin of CNN.

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Blatter admitted his continuation as leader “does not seem to be supported by everybody in the world of football,” per BBC News. He also suggested “FIFA needs profound restructuring” upon the announcement that a new president will be elected between December 2015 and March 2016.

Read more about this report HERE

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