x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

Sepp Blatter: I have not finished my work at Fifa

The Fifa president is still full of energy as he canvasses support in Kuala Lumpur for the potential elections should Mohamed Bin Hammam challenge him.

KUALA LUMPUR // Sepp Blatter, the Fifa president, has yet to finish his work as the head of soccer's world governing body and is still full of energy ahead of the June elections and a possible fourth term, the 75-year-old Swiss said today.

Blatter was in Kuala Lumpur to meet the head of the Malaysian Football Association (FAM) Sultan Ahmad Shah, concluding a short Asian tour as he seeks to canvass support ahead of the June 1 elections at the Fifa Congress in Zurich.

"I feel still full of energy and I've not yet finished my work in Fifa," Blatter said in the Malaysian capital.

"I'm now in my 13th year of presidency in Fifa, and the 36th year to work in Fifa, so I'm available to the congress."

Blatter is, so far, the only candidate for the role but Mohamed Bin Hammam, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president, will announce his whether he will run for the Fifa presidency tomorrow.

Blatter was not concerned at the prospect.

"If there is competition there is competition," he said.

"I have support from different Asian associations, but I must have the support from whole family of Fifa."