British PM Cameron says Blatter should go, "the sooner the better"

Reuters , Friday 29 May 2015

David Cameron
File Photo: Prime Minister David Cameron gestures outside 10 Downing Street in London May 10, 2012 (Photo: Reuters)

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that FIFA President Sepp Blatter should step aside over allegations of corruption in soccer's world governing body, adding that it was "unthinkable" that he could lead FIFA forward.

"In my view, he should go," Cameron said at a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "The sooner the better," he added.

Merkel declined to comment on Blatter, who is expected to be elected to a fifth term as FIFA president later on Friday, but said: "For me it's important that there is an end to corruption, that there will be transparency again."

"The dirty side (of soccer) as David Cameron has put it, needs to be cleaned up," she said.

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