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Zurich’s Theater 11 was the stage for the kick-off of the 65th FIFA Congress, with an opening ceremony which took place on Thursday, 28 May. During the ceremony, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter delivered an inaugural speech, the text of which is now available on FIFA.com.
President speaks in Zurich in first public appearance since scandal broke, while North and Central American football federation dismisses executives Fifa president Sepp Blatter has defiantly vowed to repair the rock-bottom reputation of world footballâ€™s governing body, refusing to quit over theâ€
Sepp Blatter, president of Fifa, addressees delegates during the opening ceremony of the 65th Fifa congress in Zurich, Switzerland, on Thursday. In his opening speech, Blatter says that Fifa will cooperate fully with authorities, who are investigating the corruption scandal engulfing the game'sâ€¦
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Speaking for the first time since the Fifa US investigation arrests in Zurich, Sepp Blatter tells the Fifa congress the events have brought "shame to football"