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Blatter to release book about time as Fifa President

Sepp Blatter, the dethroned Fifa president, is preparing to publish a personal account of his near 18 years at the head of football's world governing body.

The book will be called 'Sepp Blatter: Mission Football'. Credit: PA

Swiss firm Werd and Weber Verlag is to release the book titled 'Sepp Blatter: Mission Football', written by his official spokesman, Thomas Renggli.

The publicity blurb says Blatter "repeatedly had to put up with harsh reviews and prejudices" and details how the 79-year-old "learned to deal with the hostility" during his lengthy tenure as FIFA president, which came to a swift end last June.

A spokesperson for the publishers told Press Association Sport: "It's his very own opinion on his time at FIFA.

"It's a very personal book, not judicially edited or sanitised at all."

The book is scheduled to be published in Blatter's native Switzerland in April, not in February as detailed on the publisher's website, and an English language version is due to be published in June. It will cost 39 Swiss francs (almost £28).

It is anticipated Blatter and Michel Platini, who was widely expected to succeed the Swiss as FIFA president, will this week learn the results of their appeals against their respective eight-year suspensions from all football-related activity.