Fifa corruption inquiry: Sepp Blatter under pressure, Fifa president Sepp Blatter has chaired an emergency meeting under growing political pressure over a corruption scandal that saw arrests on Wednesday. Mr Blatter called together leaders of Fifa’s six regions as world football is rocked by an American federal racketeering case.
Fifa corruption inquiry: Sepp Blatter defies calls to quit, Sepp Blatter chairs emergency crisis meeting as pressure mounts on Fifa boss. The head of Uefa, Europe’s football body, Michel Platini, had asked Mr Blatter to resign after the crisis talks in Zurich, which involved heads of the six international confederations.
Fifa: under-fire Sepp Blatter makes opening ceremony speech –”VISA became a sponsor of FIFA because the World Cup is one of the few truly global sporting events with the power to unite people from around the world through a common love of football. Fifa’s congress has opened. The vote for president will go ahead on Friday.
Fifa corruption inquiry: Sepp Blatter under pressure, UK Prime Minister David Cameron is calling for Mr Blatter to resign. Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed Mr Blatter for a fifth term. Key sponsors have expressed concern over twin corruption investigations by the US and Swiss authorities.
The head of Europe’s football body Uefa, Michel Platini, asked Blatter to quit after crisis talks in Zurich.
Fifa sponsor Visa piles pressure on Sepp Blatter after corruption scandal. When asked if this could include withdrawing from Fifa competitions, Mr Platini said: “We will raise all possibilities.”Pressed on the possibility of a World Cup boycott, he said: “There may be proposals. I honestly don’t wish that.”