Blatter re-elected FIFA president

Blatter wins a fifth term as Fifa president

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA President for an unprecedented fifth consecutive time, after Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein withdrew from the race.

ZURICH – Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as the head of Fifa.

The 79-year-old was announced as president of the world football organisation on Friday.

Blatter, who has been heavily criticised for not doing enough to combat corruption in FIFA, defeated Jordanian Prince Ali bin Al Hussein for the most powerful job in soccer.

The duel for the presidency went into a second round as Blatter fell seven votes short of the required majority.

Al Hussein pulled out of the race during the counting of the second round votes.

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