SAN JOSE - Costa
Rica's football federation said on Friday it would support
Sepp Blatter's bid for re-election as FIFA president in June.
"On June 1, the Costa Rican football federation will give its
support to Blatter. That is the decision reached by the
executive committee and we believe in his work," said Eduardo
Li, president of the country's football federation.
The 75-year-old Blatter, who faces a challenge from Qatar's
Mohamed Bin Hammam for the leadership of football's world
governing body, has been FIFA president since 1998.
Visiting Central America this week, Blatter said he had not
made the trip to promote his re-election campaign.
However, he could not resist burnishing his credentials
during a news conference in Costa Rica.
"It's the FIFA Congress that's going to vote and the
national federations should say where we're going," he said.
"Are we going together down a road that we know, or are we going
down a road in which the pyramid might crumble?"
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