(BBC) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter has told an emergency meeting of football’s governing body he will not quit, amid growing political pressure over a corruption scandal.
Seven top FIFA officials were arrested in Zurich on Wednesday, among 14 people indicted by US prosecutors.
UK PM David Cameron urged Blatter to resign but Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed him for a fifth term.
Fifa’s congress has opened. The vote for president will go ahead on Friday.
Michel Platini, the head of UEFA, the European football governing body, had asked Blatter to resign after the crisis talks in Zurich, which involved heads of the six international confederations. The president refused.