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Soccer News of Friday, 17 January 2014

Source: espn

Sepp Blatter not ready to retire

Blatter, who turns 78 in March, has been the president of FIFA since 1998 after taking over from Joao Havelange.

The Swiss will make an announcement regarding his future before this summer's World Cup, suggesting he still feels able to hold the role.

“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, according the Telegraph.

“Having said, that everything is open. I will certainly take a stand before this year’s Congress.”

Blatter did, however, back UEFA president Michel Platini to succeed him in the future.

“He helped me become president in 1998 in Paris where it was us against the rest. It would be a logical continuation,” he said.