Blatter Defies Calls To Quit As FIFA President

Defying calls to quit, Sepp Blatter has confirmed his decision to seek a fifth term as the president of global football's governing FIFA in Friday's election.

Speaking at the opening of the FIFA Congress in Zurich on Thursday, Blatter called the scandal "unprecedented and difficult" but refused to step down despite being asked to do so by Michel Platini, president of European football's governing body UEFA.