FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, has confirmed that he will stand for a fifth term at the helm of world football’s governing body in 2015.
The 78-year-old has the position since 1998 and previously announced he is unlikely to stand again due to health concerns.
But after a recent medical check-up, he has been given the all-clear and says he will campaign for his fifth term.
“I’m a candidate again. My mandate has ended but my mission is not finished,” he told Swiss newspaper Blick as reported by Sky Sports.
“If the member associations asked me to be a candidate, I would not say no. I am in good health, I don’t see why I should stop the work.”
Blatter has reportedly the backing of the African, Asian and both American confederations, which would guarantee another election should they vote for him.
Current FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb and former deputy general secretary Jerome Champagne have both declared their interest in standing for the role, but have also said they won't stand if Blatter candidates again.
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