26 Oct 2013

Blatter hints that he wants to stay on

8:13 am on 26 October 2013

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has given his strongest hint yet that he plans to stay on in the role past 2015 and finish "his mission".

The 77-year-old Swiss, head of the world governing body since 1998, also wants to increase the term for a president from four years to eight.

Blatter had said in 2011 that this would be his last term in office, but now says he still has things he wants to finish.

Blatter, the only candidate to contest the 2011 election, has also suggested that presidential terms could be increased to an initial term of eight years with potential for a four-year extension.

The Swiss has been head of the world governing body since 1998.