FIFA President Blatter says Havelange must go

Updated: 15 July 2012 21:11 IST

FIFA President Sepp Blatter says world football's governing body should remove the honorary presidency it bestowed on its disgraced former boss Joao Havelange.

Zurich:

FIFA President Sepp Blatter says world football's governing body should remove the honorary presidency it bestowed on its disgraced former boss Joao Havelange.

Blatter told Swiss weekly Sonntags Blick in an interview published Sunday that Havelange "has to go."

In May at a FIFA congress in Budapest he had led a standing ovation for the ailing 96-year-old Havelange.

Pressure on Blatter has grown after FIFA published a Swiss prosecutor's report Wednesday confirming Havelange accepted kickbacks from marketing agency ISL in the 1990s, while Blatter was a senior FIFA official.

Blatter acknowledges he knew about payments but insisted they were legal in Switzerland at the time.

The 76-year-old Swiss took over from Havelange in 1998. He told Sonntags Blick he won't rule out standing for another term in 2015.

Comments
Topics : Mexico South Africa Republic of Ireland France Football FIFA
Related Articles
PCB Chief Ehsan Mani Says BCCI
PCB Chief Ehsan Mani Says BCCI's Stance On India-Pakistan Matches Is Hypocritical
Barcelona Announce 2019 Summer Tour To Asia
Barcelona Announce 2019 Summer Tour To Asia
Champions France Defied Poor Stats At World Cup, Says FIFA Report
Champions France Defied Poor Stats At World Cup, Says FIFA Report
Youth Olympic Games: Suraj Panwar Wins Silver In Men
Youth Olympic Games: Suraj Panwar Wins Silver In Men's 5000m Race Walk, Boxing Challenge Ends
Pro Kabaddi League: Bengal Warriors Beat Telugu Titans, Jaipur Pink Panthers Defeat Haryana Steelers
Pro Kabaddi League: Bengal Warriors Beat Telugu Titans, Jaipur Pink Panthers Defeat Haryana Steelers
Advertisement