Football: Blatter promises to lead Fifa out of corruption 'storm'

FIFA president Sepp Blatter delivers his speech ahead of the vote to decide on the FIFA presidency in Zurich on May 29, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP 
FIFA president Sepp Blatter delivers his speech ahead of the vote to decide on the FIFA presidency in Zurich on May 29, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP 

ZURICH (AFP) - Sepp Blatter vowed on Friday to lead Fifa out of the corruption "storm" in which it has become embroiled if elected to a fifth term as president.

"I am held responsible for the storm. OK, yes, I accept this responsibility," he told a Fifa congress.

"I promise a strong Fifa, I want to climb back up the hill, arrange Fifa's situation. I want a beautiful Fifa, strong out of the storm," he said before voting started.