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Blatter comes out fighting

Sepp Blatter is poised to come out fighting ahead of the Fifa presidential election on Wednesday, and revealed how football’s world governing body can fight back against corruption allegations.

The Fifa boss held press conference on Monday in Zurich where he refused to be drawn into debate surrounding the suspension of Jack Warner and Mohamed Bin Hammam over accusations of bribery.

Blatter, who is set to stand for re-election unopposed on Wednesday following Bin Hammam’s withdrawal, also denied that his organisation was in crisis, and promised that the issues will be addressed within Fifa.

Speaking at the official opening of the congress he said: “I thought we were living in a world of fair play and respect and discipline, and I unfortunately see this is no longer the case because the famous Fifa pyramid is suddenly unstable and there is a danger.

“Tomorrow dear friends at the opening of the congress’s agenda I will speak to you on this danger that is lurking, and tell you how we can fight and work against this threat to make sure this universal sport will play its role to bring people together in the future.”