16 Jun 2015

Blatter to miss U20 World Cup final

11:41 am on 16 June 2015

Officials have confirmed embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter will not be travelling to New Zealand for the end of the Under-20 World Cup.

The outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who resigned from his role.

The outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who's resigned from his role. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Blatter resigned earlier this month only days after being re-elected to the position, following the arrests of several FIFA officials on charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering as part of an American prosecution.

New Zealand voted against his bid for a fifth successive term as FIFA president.

Blatter was expected to arrive here in time for the final of the under-20 event in Auckland on Saturday.

A FIFA spokesperson said the 79-year-old's commitments in Zurich meant he would not be able to travel to New Zealand.

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