Sepp Blatter the FIFA president on Friday defended his actions battling corruption ahead of a vote to decide on whether he remains as president of football’s beleaguered world body.
The incumbent head of the worlds most powerful sports body said “I am not saying it was a coincidence. But I do have a small question mark,” at the start of FIFA’s annual congress.
Blatter, faces challenge from Jordanian Prince Ali bin al Hussein for the post he has held for 17 years.
The prince has focused his campaign on the need for change at the top of the corruption and scandal facing body.
Blatter’s remarks came in the midst of the reports of a bomb threat received for the FIFA congress.
“I can confirm there has been a bomb threat against the FIFA congress, officers have been dispatched,” a spokeswoman for the Zurich police said.
The FIFA presidential election is set to take place on Friday, with many voices raising against Blatter to step down following the corruption investigation into several of the organization’s officials.
However, Blatter is expected to be re-elected for a fifth five-year term amid heavy criticism and opposition from major European associations.
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