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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 bans Congolese FA officials over 'ethics breach'

Chair of Fifa's Ethics Committee Hans-Joachim Eckert banned the officials. Credit: Reuters/Michael Buholzer

Two officials from the Congolese Football Association have been banned from football-related activities following a request by the Fifa Ethics Committee's investigatory chamber.

Congolese FA Vice-President Jean Guy Blaise Mayolas and General Secretary Badji Mombo Wantete are accused of "various breaches of the Fifa Code of Ethics" and were provisionally banned by International football's governing body.

Meanwhile the General Secretary of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Football Association (CONCACAF), Enrique Sanz, has also been provisionally suspended from all football-related activities.

In a statement the Fifa Ethics Committee said Sanz was suspended "on the basis of investigations carried out by the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee and the latest facts presented by the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York."

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