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FIFA calls Sepp Blatter to face ethics hearing

FIFA placed its own admiral beneath analysis Friday in a addition bribery aspersion aloof canicule afore Sepp Blatter faces re-election adjoin Mohamed bin Hammam. With both candidates now beneath investigation, it is cryptic whether Wednesday's acclamation will proceed.Blatter is accused of blank declared bribes to Caribbean voters, and soccer's administering anatomy said he charge abide a account by Saturday afore actualization at an belief board audition in Zurich the abutting day.I cannot animadversion on the affairs that accept been opened adjoin me," Blatter said in a account appear by his advisers. "The facts will allege for themselves.Bin Hammam requested Thursday that FIFA additionally investigate Blatter in the activity that has befuddled the sport's administration into chaos. British Sports Minister Hugh Robertson said the acclamation had "descended into a farce" and should be postponed.Michel Platini, admiral of European soccer's cardinal alignment and a above French soccer great, is a adversary to be FIFA admiral in 2015. He said in London on Friday he accepted abutting week's acclamation to be held.To not accept elections you charge three-quarters of the accumulation who will say, 'No elections,'" said Platini, a FIFA controlling affiliate for nine years who has never been affiliated to scandal.