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Defiant FIFA president Blatter says he does not fear arrest

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 01:26

A day after winning a fifth term in an election overshadowed by allegations of rampant corruption, FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he does not fear arrest. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Newly-re-elected FIFA President Sepp Blatter came out fighting on Saturday. He told reporters in Zurich he does not fear arrest.... This, just days after U.S. authorities charged other top FIFA figures and sports executives with corruption and bribary. REPORTER ASKS QUESTION (English): ..."Are you concerned at some stage you might be arrested?" (SOUNDBITE) (English) SEPP BLATTER, FIFA PRESIDENT, SAYING: "...Arrested for what. Next question." Blatter won a fifth term on Friday after his only challenger swiftly conceded defeat... in an election overshadowed by allegations of rampant corruption at FIFA amounting to over $100 million. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SEPP BLATTER, FIFA PRESIDENT, SAYING: "This is a problem I do not enter, I have just said and we will not go further. If this is an investigation on that the only thing I can say is that I have no 10 million dollars." Ahead of a soccer match in Sydney, Australian fans showed heated reactions to Blatter's win. Some say Blatter should resign... others want him fired. (SOUNDBITE)(English) TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR SUPPORTER, MICHAEL ADDISON, SAYING: "...Get him out, get someone new in, make the game better." The FIFA president promises more transparency going forward.. even as he remains definat. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SEPP BLATTER, FIFA PRESIDENT, SAYING: "...We will be more communicative in the future..." Blatter now faces the tough task of restoring public faith in one of the world's most powerful sports bodies.

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Defiant FIFA president Blatter says he does not fear arrest

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 01:26