Associated Press  |  Last updated February 07, 2014
Football-south-africa
Sepp Blatter says he would seek re-election as FIFA president if the member federations ask him. In an interview with Swiss state broadcaster RTS shown on Friday, Blatter outlined what it would take to stand again in a May 2015 poll. He would be 79 then. ''I'm not announcing now that I'm going to be a candidate, but if the member associations asked me to be a candidate, I would not say no,'' said Blatter, adding that his health was good. The 209 member countries have their best opportunity on June 10 in Sao Paulo at their annual congress ahead of the World Cup opening match. Blatter could use the congress to pre-empt a widely predicted candidacy from UEFA President Michel Platini, who has refused to commit before the World Cup. Four years ago, Blatter sought and received acclamation from FIFA's congress in Johannesburg to seek a fourth four-year term the following year. Blatter has intimated regularly he will run again despite pledging in 2011 - at a UEFA congress chaired by P...
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