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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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Blatter appeals for 'unity' ahead of Fifa election

Sepp Blatter appealed for "unity, team spirit and fair play" as he opened the Fifa Congress in Zurich this morning.

He told delegates "together we can do it" ahead of the Fifa presidential election which is due to take place later.

Blatter is expected to win against his rival Prince Ali Bin al Hussein and could gain as much as 155 out of the 209 votes.

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