FIFA Corruption Scandal: Blatter Vows To ‘Fix Things’

FIFA Corruption Scandal: Blatter Vows To ‘Fix Things’

Sepp Blatter

Despite calls for his resignation, FIFA President Sepp Blatter on Thursday, May 28, 2015 blamed allegations of widespread corruption within soccer’s governing body on “a few” and called for those involved to be punished as FIFA works to rebuild its reputation.

Speaking at the opening of a FIFA World Congress that’s expected to be like no other,  Blatter said. “More needs to be done to make sure everyone in football acts responsibly and ethically.”

Swiss authorities are investigating the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, while a U.S. investigation has led to the arrest of some of FIFA’s leading officials on corruption charges, casting a shadow over the congress’ 65th edition in Zurich, Switzerland, and a planned presidential election Friday.

Blatter vowed to work with authorities in ensuring that those involved in wrongdoing are “discovered and punished.”

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