Blatter Will Stick it Out Until He Pushes Through FIFA Reform

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FIFA needs reform to avoid an image of a corrupt organization, and the World Cup should be protected regardless of the probes by U.S. and Swiss investigators, Valcke told reporters in Samara, Russia, on Wednesday.

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While critics step up their call for his departure amid a growing scandal, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has no plans to step down before his replacement is selected in December, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.

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