FIFA President Sepp Blatter has chaired an emergency meeting, as the football world governing body is mired in crisis over a growing corruption scandal. Mr Blatter is under pressure to step down and delay a vote due on Friday for the next FIFA president following the arrests of seven top FIFA officials.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has backed calls for Mr Blatter to resign. Blatter is hoping to secure a fifth term at FIFA’s congress in the Swiss city of Zurich on Thursday.The European football body UEFA will decide whether to boycott Friday’s vote for the next FIFA President.
The meeting on Thursday was Mr Blatter’s first since the crisis began on Wednesday. UEFA chief Michel Platini was said to be among the confederation representatives in attendance.