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UK PM Cameron says strong case to change FIFA leadership: spokesman
May 28, 2015 / 10:53 AM / 2 years ago

UK PM Cameron says strong case to change FIFA leadership: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron believes there is a strong case for a change of leadership at soccer’s world governing body FIFA after the arrest of several senior officials on U.S. corruption charges, his spokesman said on Thursday.

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron gestures as he speaks at a news conference after the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, Latvia, May 22, 2015. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

“He (Cameron) does think there’s a very - in diplomatic speak - a very very strong case for a change of leadership,” the spokesman told reporters.

Pressure has risen on FIFA President Sepp Blatter as the corruption scandal engulfing the organization drew warnings from major sponsors and criticism from senior Western politicians.

Reporting by Andrew Osborn; Editing by William James

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