Blatter cancels speaking engagement

Sepp Blatter (AFP)
Sepp Blatter (AFP)

Zurich - FIFA president Sepp Blatter has cancelled another speaking engagement as he avoids appearing in public for a second day.

Read: US indictment on 2010 SWC

FIFA says Blatter will not give a scheduled speech to open Thursday's session of a soccer medical conference in a Zurich hotel.

Blatter skipped two meetings of continental soccer organisations on Wednesday. He typically would attend those ahead of Friday's annual congress of FIFA's 209 member federations.

The FIFA president would usually follow protocol and attend the UEFA meeting scheduled 12:30 on Thursday.

However, UEFA leaders want to postpone the presidential election amid turmoil in world soccer after federal investigations by the United States and Swiss authorities hit FIFA on Wednesday.

UEFA is supporting Blatter's election opponent, FIFA vice-president Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan.

Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
44% - 5883 votes
Cricket
11% - 1458 votes
Football
19% - 2501 votes
Athletics
2% - 305 votes
Boxing
1% - 123 votes
Cycling
2% - 304 votes
Golf
5% - 654 votes
Motorsport
8% - 1085 votes
Tennis
3% - 416 votes
Water sports
1% - 120 votes
American sports
1% - 129 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 381 votes
Vote