South America to back Blatter in fourth term bid

Updated: 01 May 2011 08:54 IST

Sepp Blatter's campaign to serve a fourth and final spell as FIFA president received a boost on Saturday when the South American confederation said it would back the Swiss official.

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Sepp Blatter's campaign to serve a fourth and final spell as FIFA president received a boost on Saturday when the South American confederation said it would back the Swiss official.

"I take this opportunity to say that South America is unanimous and decided to support the candidature of Joseph Blatter for a new manadate at the head of FIFA," said Julio Grondona, the chief of the Argentine Football Association (AFA).

"We have supported him since 1998 and we will continue."

Blatter's main rival for football's top job is Qatar's Mohamad Bin Hamman.

The vote for the new president takes place on June 1.

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