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Fifa's Sepp Blatter is victim of conspiracy, says daughter

The daughter of Fifa president Sepp Blatter has claimed her father is a victim of a conspiracy from "behind the scenes".

Blatter - who won a fifth term on Friday - has been under intense pressure to step down since senior Fifa officials were arrested on a string of corruption charges last week.

Meanwhile, Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has told ITV News "there would be no point" in the Football Association boycotting the World Cup unless a large number of countries considered taking the same step.

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Fifa candidate: Today is a sad day for football

Fifa presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein has described the arrests of six Fifa officials as a "sad day for football".

Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein. Credit: Reuters

"Today is a sad day for football," Jordan's al-Hussein - who is challenging Sepp Blatter - said.

"Clearly this is a developing story, the details of which are still emerging.

"It would not be appropriate to comment further at this time."

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