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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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Hammond: Something 'deeply wrong' at heart of Fifa

There is something "deeply wrong" at the heart of Fifa, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said, as he became the latest figure to call for reform of the governing body.

Philip Hammond is the latest person to express concern at the latest Fifa scandal. Credit: Reuters

"There is something deeply wrong at the heart of Fifa and international football needs to reform, needs to get its act together," Mr Hammond told the BBC.

Sepp Blatter - who is seeking a fifth term as president - is under pressure to resign after several senior Fifa officials were arrested on suspicion of "rampant" corruption.

He later told Sky News that a British politician in the same positon as Mr Blatter would be "struggling to cling on".

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