Despite Scandal, FIFA Boss Poised For Re-Election

FIFA's beleaguered president Sepp Blatter was expected to be re-elected for a fifth term Friday, despite this week's scandal that saw several of his closest allies arrested for alleged corruption on his watch, NBC News reported. Soccer governing bodies in the United States, Canada and Europe have come out in support of the 79-year-old's only opponent, Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, citing the need for change after the biggest crisis in FIFA's 111-year history. Despite Blatter's high-profile detractors, they will unlikely be numerous enough to prevent another four-year term. Blatter was not mentioned in the 165-page federal indictment unsealed by U.S. officials Wednesday.

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