Sepp Blatter Wins Re-Election As FIFA PresidentPlay
Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption within soccer's world governing body.
The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round.
Prince Ali's promise of a clean break from FIFA's tarnished recent history was rejected despite the worst scandal in the organization's 111-year history.
Blatter has led FIFA for 17 years.
- Mike Pesca, Here & Now sports analyst and host of Slate’s daily podcast The Gist. He tweets @pescami.
This segment aired on May 29, 2015.