Yesterday, Joseph Blatter in Zurich at the FIFA Congress was re-elected as a president of the International Football Federation. Blatter, who has been head of FIFA since 1998, is seeking his fourth term.
Elections were non-alternative – the only rival of Blatter’s was Mohammed bin Hammam.
Mohamed Bin Hammam, pulled out of the race after he was suspended by FIFA’s Ethics Committee on Sunday in relation to bribery charges surrounding Qatar’s successful bid for the 2022 World Cup.
After the result was confirmed, FIFA voted through changes proposed by Blatter to alter the process they use to decide the host nations for future World Cups.
“I want to give more power to the national associations,” he said. “In the future the World Cup will be decided by the FIFA Congress. The executive committee will create a shortlist — but will make no recommendations only a list — and the congress will decide on the venue.”
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