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FIFA President Blatter asks to be re-elected despite crisis

FIFA president Sepp Blatter after his election as President at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015. Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term on Friday after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round.  (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP)

ZURICH (AP) — In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter.

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Criminal probe arrives at door of the great survivor Blatter

The June 1, 2011 file photo shows Swiss  FIFA President Joseph (Sepp) Blatter during a press conference after the 61st FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland.  Blatter is seeking reelection at the FIFA congress in Zurich. Blatter is not among the six soccer officials who were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel. The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter is arguably the most powerful man in world sports and certainly its greatest survivor.

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FIFA says it’s a ‘damaged party’ in case against officials

Walter De Gregorio, FIFA Director of Communications and Public Affairs, addresses the media during a press conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA portrayed itself as the victim after authorities in Switzerland and the United States acted swiftly Wednesday on a pair of separate soccer corruption cases.

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Life on the inside of FIFA being treated like a criminal

In this Friday, July 12, 2013 file photo, Jim Boyce, chairman of the FIFA tournament organizing committee speaks during a news conference in Istanbul. Boyce's power as FIFA vice president will end on Friday May 29, 2015, when the British vice presidency and the $200,000 annual pay goes to former Manchester United chief executive David Gill. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)

ZURICH (AP) — Within weeks of becoming a FIFA vice president, Jim Boyce was on a plane when he grasped the low regard in which soccer’s leaders are held and the constant suspicion that they are corrupt.

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