FIFA calls off press conference at eleventh hour

Published: Friday 25th September 2015 by The News Editor

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FIFA cancelled a news conference at its FIFA headquarters at the last minute on Friday leaving a question mark over outgoing president Sepp Blatter’s reason for not facing the media.

Around 170 media had been accredited for the news conference in Zurich and were only told of the cancellation five minutes before it was due to start.

It followed a FIFA executive committee on Friday morning where a number of decisions were taken. These included moving the venue of the next meeting from Japan to Zurich – almost certainly because Japan has an extradition treaty with the United States and Blatter and several other officials are fearful of possible arrest.

The committee also ratified a decision taken in March that the winter World Cup in Qatar in 2022 will be held over 28 days between November 21 and December 18.

Published: Friday 25th September 2015 by The News Editor

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