Fifa presidential election as it happened: Sepp Blatter declares 'I'm the president of everybody' after he is re-elected

Blatter wins fifth term as president despite calls to step down

Zachary Davies Boren
Friday 29 May 2015 23:09 BST
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FIFA President Sepp Blatter delivers a speech at the beginning of the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich
FIFA President Sepp Blatter delivers a speech at the beginning of the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/AFP/Getty Images)

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Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as the president of Fifa, as an FBI investigation into alleged long-standing corruption continues.

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Mr Blatter ignored calls for him to quit from a host of football leaders across Europe following the arrests of seven top officials in Zurich on Wednesday.

In a press conference on Thursday, he blamed the "action of individuals" for the corruption scandal, which he described as "unprecedented and difficult times for Fifa".

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