Blatter demands FA evidence

FIFA president tells Al Jazeera he wants proof from English FA after David Triesman makes corruption claims.

    More from our exclusive interview with Sepp Blatter as the most powerful man in world football sits down with Al Jazeera's sports correspondent Lee Wellings.

    The Swiss, who is aiming for re-election on June 1, denies FIFA is in crisis and says has asked English FA to provide immediate evidence of claims made by Lord Triesman at a British parliamentary hearing.

    Blatter also says he is saddened by the allegations, but that the FIFA presidential election should go ahead as planned.

    For more on this interview watch Al Jazeera English (aje.me/ajelive). The full-length version will be shown on our website, http://english.aljazeera.net/sport.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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