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FIFA President Blatter wins a fifth term amid inquiry, opposition
FIFA President Blatter wins a fifth term amid inquiry, opposition

If Sepp Blatter felt any apprehension about his reign atop the soccer world, it did not show in his smile. Not only had Blatter survived a week in which his sport was rocked by federal indictments and allegations of widespread corruption, he had also won an improbable fifth term as president of FIFA, the game's international governing body. “I will bring back the boat,” he told his assembled membership. “I will bring back the boat to the beach.” But his giddiness after Friday's election at FIFA headquarters belied a cloudy future. The 79-year-old sports leader faces growing opposition from soccer powers such as France and Germany. Sports business...

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