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FIFA boss Sepp Blatter makes ‘resignation’ U-turn; disgraced chief set to stay, for now at least…

Despite indicating that he would be resigning from his post back in June, Sepp Blatter has confirmed that he is not planning to leave his post as FIFA president any time soon.

The Swiss football administrator has denied suggestions that he submitted his resignation and despite expectations that he would be leaving his post in December 2015, the 79-year-old will now continue in his role into 2016.

A new date of February 26 2016 has been set for the next Fifa elections, as the world football governing body look to replace their chief, meaning that the disgraced Blatter will continue in his role for at least seven months more.

UEFA head Michel Platini has been backed to replace Blatter, with the Mirror reporting that four of the six confederations would be supporting the France legend to take the top job.

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The 60-year-old has until the end of October to confirm whether he will be contesting the FIFA presidency.

 

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