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FIFA president Sepp Blatter headed into a re-election vote Friday adamant that only he can clean up the world's most popular sport, to the dismay of critics who want to issue a red card to his 17-year rule. The boss of football's governing organisation brazened it out after governments joined leading figures of the global game along with deep-pocketed sponsors in crying foul over FIFA's corruption scandal. British Prime Minister David Cameron backed calls for Blatter to resign, while French President Francois Hollande said sports groups selecting the hosts of major events must be "irreproachable".
ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter will seek another term as FIFA president later Friday after asking soccer leaders to entrust him with guiding the governing body's recovery from a corruption crisis — again.