Blatter's future as president at stake

FIFA president Sepp Blatter, left, walks past Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, right, during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015, where Blatter runs for re-election. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)

ZURICH (AP) The future of soccer's embattled governing body was at stake Friday as Sepp Blatter sought a fifth term as FIFA president amid the biggest corruption crisis in the organization's 111-year history.

Voting among the 209 member federations began Friday with the 79-year-old Blatter up for re-election against Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan. Both men gave final speeches just before the vote.

Blatter said he would guide FIFA through the "storm" caused by the investigations.

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