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Football: Blatter to decide by June whether to run for 5th term as Fifa boss

Published on Jan 16, 2014 11:17 PM

PARIS (REUTERS) - Sepp Blatter will make a decision on whether to run for a fifth term as Fifa president before this year's Congress in Sao Paulo in June, the Swiss said on Thursday.

"Let me repeat what I have been saying. I am not yet tired enough to decide that I will retire," he told L'Equipe 21 TV.

"Having said that everything is open. I will certainly take a stand before this year's Congress."

Blatter, who will be 78 in March, hinted that Uefa president Michel Platini could succeed him even though the once-close relationship between the two has become strained in recent years.

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