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    Blatter Survives FIFA Election

    He scored again. After shouldering the storm of controversy, and a second round of voting in today’s presidential election, FIFA’s chief emerged victorious over his rival candidate, Prince Ali of Jordan. He won despite the scandal brought on by racketeering charges against 14 fellow officials and calls for his resignation by everyone from players to The New York Times. But the famously “impenetrable” organization rejected calls for change — ignoring Ali’s pleas that delegates help him “break through the darkness” — and helped Blatter, 79, remain on his throne.

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