Sepp Blatter to stay as Fifa president despite investigation

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Sepp Blatter says he will not stand down as Fifa president because of the criminal proceedings opened against him by Swiss investigators.

The Swiss, 79, is suspected of signing a contract that was "unfavourable to Fifa" and making a "disloyal payment" to Uefa president Michel Platini.

Blatter, who had already said he will stand down in February 2016, claimed he "had done nothing illegal or improper".

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