Blatter says he has 7 Central American votes

AP, Sunday 17 Apr 2011

FIFA President Blatter claims to have gotten the nod from seven Central American federations for his re-election bid after touring the region

Joseph Blatter
FIFA President Joseph Blatter (AP Photo)

FIFA President Sepp Blatter says his tour is not connected to his re-election campaign, but rather to fulfill his duties as the head of FIFA.

The Swiss-based president ended his week-long Central American visit on Saturday in Panama, where he met with President Ricardo Martinelli. He also travelled to Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras and Belize.

Blatter, who has been FIFA president for 13 years, faces Mohamed bin Hammam of Qatar in the 1 June election, a rare challenge in his bid for another four-year term to head world football.

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