Costa Rica lends muscle to Sepp Blatter's FIFA bid

Bapun Raz

Staff member
Nov 3, 2010
San Jose, April 16: Sepp Blatter's bid to get a re-election to the topmost job in World football got a shot in the arm, when the Costa Rica soccer federation announced to support his bid for the FIFA presidential elections.

on April 15, Eduardo Li, president of the Costa Rica football association said, "On June 1, the Costa Rican soccer federation will give its support to Blatter. That is the decision reached by the executive committee and we believe in his work."

Interestingly enough, the announcement came during Blatter's visit to Central America, although he asserted that the trip had nothing to do with his re-election campaign.

Despite the assertion, he still could not desist from putting forth his credentials for the FIFA president's job and said, "It's the FIFA Congress that's going to vote and the national federations should say where we're going...Are we going together down a road that we know, or are we going down a road in which the pyramid might crumble?"

Blatter, 75 who is the incumbent of the FIFA President's post since 1998, has been challenged by Mohamed Bin Hammam of Qatar.

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