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Blatter says Fifa faces 'more bad news'

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 23:56
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Fifa president Sepp Blatter said on Thursday that the scandal-tainted football body faces "more bad news" and that officials accused of corruption had brought shame and humiliation on the organisation.

[ZURICH] Fifa president Sepp Blatter said on Thursday that the scandal-tainted football body faces "more bad news" and that officials accused of corruption had brought shame and humiliation on the organisation.

But the 79-year-old Swiss official told the opening of Fifa's annual congress he could not be blamed for the latest controversy to hit the body saying he could not "monitor" every official.

"The next few months will not be easy for Fifa. I am sure more bad news will follow but it is necessary to begin to restore trust," he said.

Mr Blatter called the scandals "unprecedented" and that the "actions of individuals bring shame and humiliation on football and demand action and change from us all".

AFP