23 Mar 2011

Blatter says he'll stand down in 2015

6:29 am on 23 March 2011

The FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he'll stand down in 2015 if he is re-elected for a fourth term in June.

Blatter faces a challenge from Mohamed Bin Hammam, president of the Asian Football Confederation at the FIFA Congress in Zurich on June 1st.

The 75-year-old Swiss, formerly FIFA's secretary general, has held his post since beating then UEFA president Lennart Johansson to the vote in 1998.

Blatter says he's aspiring to another 4 years, but they will be his last.

Bin Hammam says if elected he would stay in the post for just 8 years at the most.