FIFA congress extends Blatter's term

October 19, 2003
By Timothy Collings
DOHA, Qatar, Oct 19 (Reuters) - FIFA gave president Sepp Blatter a one-year contract extension and, also unanimously, approved revised statutes, the rules that govern world soccer's governing body, at its Extraordinary Congress on Sunday.Blatter's extended contract, which runs until 2007, was part of a move to switch FIFA's presidential elections to a year that does not coincide with the World Cup so the finals do not start under the shadow of an acrimonious period of electioneering.The statutes ...

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