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FIFA cancels scheduled Blatter news conference

FIFA cancels news conference scheduled with President Sepp Blatter, gives no reason

FIFA cancels scheduled Blatter news conference

ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA has canceled a news conference scheduled with President Sepp Blatter without explanation, fueling the sense of turmoil surrounding football's embattled governing body.

Blatter was scheduled to meet international media at FIFA headquarters after a two-day session chairing the executive committee.

The news conference was originally scheduled to start at 2 p.m. local time (1200 GMT) but was first pushed back by one hour before FIFA announced it was canceled all together.

He had been likely to face questions about American and Swiss investigations of corruption in FIFA and a decision to suspend his secretary general, Jerome Valcke, last week.


Updated : 2021-06-15 18:55 GMT+08:00