Blatter was among a group of IOC members up for re-election for another eight-year term.
Looks like the embattled Fifa president has at least one powerful ally — Vladimir Putin.
FIFA has settled on Feb. 26 as the date for an election to replace long-serving president Sepp Blatter.
Blatter, who first joined FIFA 40 years ago, has held onto the most world powerful job in world soccer since 1998.
The comedian also tried to disrupt a performance by Kanye West at the Glastonbury festival in Britain last month.
The officials were detained on May 27 on a luxury Zurich hotel two days before FIFA’s annual congress.
Sepp Blatter said he understands at least some of his critics, but has no time for unfounded, libellous accusations.
Blatter is under pressure to leave sooner rather than later as U.S. and Swiss authorities investigate suspected bribery and corruption at FIFA.
Maradona might struggle to get the support of federations from five countries, as required under FIFA statutes.
Swiss judicial authorities are probing the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar.
The Nobel centre and FIFA have been partners in the “Handshake for Peace” initiative between team captains and
officials since 2012.
Stoehlker told Sky that Blatter could remain head of FIFA if a “convincing candidate” to replace him did not emerge.
FIFA said the Swiss-Italian would continue to serve on a consultancy basis until the end of the year.
FIFA said on Wednesday that it was postponing the start of the bidding for the 2026 World Cup.
FIFA’s secretary general said during an event that it would be “nonsense” to start the bidding process for the time being.
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