Blatter: I'd run again for FIFA president if asked

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he would run for a fifth term if member associations asked him to.

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Sepp Blatter says he would seek re-election as FIFA president if the member federations ask him.

Blatter tells Swiss state broadcaster RTS ''I would not say no'' if asked to be a candidate in May 2015. He would be 79.

The 209 members can decide on June 10 in Sao Paulo at their annual congress ahead of the World Cup opening match.

Blatter could use the congress to pre-empt a candidacy from UEFA President Michel Platini, who has refused to commit before the World Cup.

Four years ago, Blatter sought and received acclamation from FIFA's congress in Johannesburg, South Africa, to seek a fourth four-year term. Blatter has intimated he'll run again despite pledging in 2011 that this term would be his last.

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