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Blatter wants Fifa term extended to eight years

Published on Feb 11, 2013 6:10 AM
 
Fifa president Sepp Blatter suggested here Sunday that the term of office for the head of world football should be extended from four to eight years. -- PHOTO: AFP

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Fifa president Sepp Blatter suggested here Sunday that the term of office for the head of world football should be extended from four to eight years.

"If he has done a good job, he stops (after eight years), if he has done a very good job, he can go four more years," the 76-year-old told a media briefing ahead of Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations final.

Mr Blatter, who took over the Fifa presidency in 1998, did not rule out standing for another term in 2015.

"Don't ask me what happens in 2015," Mr Blatter said when asked if he would stand again.

 
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