Prince Ali: Blatter’s FIFA resignation was the ‘right move’

Jun 2, 2015, 11:31 AM

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s Prince Ali bin al-Hussein says Sepp Blatter’s resignation as FIFA’s president was “the right move.”

Prince Ali made the comments to CNN on Tuesday night, just after Blatter announced in Zurich that he will resign from soccer’s governing body amid a widening corruption scandal.

He said: “I think that it is the right move from Sepp Blatter and I think we have to look to the future.”

Prince Ali repeatedly declined to say if he’d run again. He said: “I am at the disposal of all the national associations who want a change, including all of those who were afraid to make a change.”

Prince Ali ran against the 79-year-old Blatter in an election Friday. A first vote saw the 39-year-old prince lose 133-73 and he conceded defeat.

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Prince Ali: Blatter’s FIFA resignation was the ‘right move’