Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published August 9, 2014 at 7:56 PM | Page modified August 9, 2014 at 10:23 PM

  • Share:
             
  • Comments
  • Print

FIFA President Sepp Blatter dares critics to run against him in election next year

FIFA President Sepp Blatter challenged his critics to “take a risk” and run for election against him next year. “Don’t speak — go out and fight, then you will see,” Blatter said.


The Associated Press

Get Adobe Flash player

advertising

ULRICHEN, Switzerland – FIFA President Sepp Blatter challenged his critics to “take a risk” and run for election against him next year.

“Don’t speak — go out and fight, then you will see,” Blatter said Saturday at his annual charity soccer tournament. “People, they say I should not be a candidate or I should not be elected — they can take the risk to be in the election.”

The FIFA leader did not identify potential rivals in the ballot scheduled in May, though he appeared to target UEFA President Michel Platini.

“In the future I won’t support Blatter anymore. I’ve told him that,” Frenchman Platini said earlier this year.

Blatter, 78, plans to confirm he is a candidate for a fifth consecutive four-year term before the January deadline.

MLS matches

At Real Salt Lake 3, D.C. United 0

Chris Schuler scored twice for Salt Lake, which leads Major League Soccer’s Western Conference with 39 points from 23 matches. Sounders FC has 38 points from 20 matches.

At FC Dallas 3, Rapids 1

Matt Hedges and Michel scored in the first 11 minutes to help FC Dallas, which hasn’t lost in its last eight matches, beat Colorado.

At Timbers 2, Chivas USA 0

Diego Valeri and Rodney Wallace scored in Portland’s victory over Chivas USA.

At Union 2, Impact 1

Sebastien Le Toux, a former Sounders player, scored twice as Philadelphia beat Montreal, handing the Impact a seventh straight loss.

Toronto 3, at Crew 2

Luke Moore scored on a header in the 84th minute to give Toronto FC a victory over Columbus.



Free 4-week trial, then $99 a year for unlimited seattletimes.com access. Try it now!

Also in Sports

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Career Center Blog

Career Center Blog

Looking for joy on the job


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►