- Title: FILE: SOCCER/FOOTBALL: Blatter suggests Jeffrey Webb might succeed him
- Date: 22nd October 2013
- Summary: (FILE - ZURICH, SWITZERLAND) (FILE - OCTOBER 4, 2013) (REUTERS) FIFA HEADQUARTERS/FIFA SIGN REPORTERS OUTSIDE BUILDING FIFA-VICE PRESIDENT AND CONCACAF PRESIDENT JEFFREY WEBB ARRIVING AT FIFA HEADQUARTERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) FIFA VICE PRESIDENT AND CONCACAF PRESIDENT JEFFREY WEBB, ASKED HOW IMPORTANT TODAY IS FOR FIFA, SAYING: "It's very important, very important, I think it is important because it is a historic decision. Obviously I think the decision of December 2nd 2010 obviously for FIFA is an opportunity to make sure that the programme for Qatar is correct and in good form, I think today we are going to focus... for us we are going to focus on how we are going to analyse the situation, what's in the best interests, how do we collaborate with various stakeholders, and for us, for CONCACAF, it's about taking our time." (FILE - EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, UK) (FILE - MARCH 2, 2013) (REUTERS) JEFFREY WEBB, THE CHAIRMAN OF FIFA'S NEW ANTI-RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION TASK FORCE, SEATED AT TABLE WITH REPORTERS WEBB WITH REPORTERS WEBB ABOUT TO BE INTERVIEWED (SOUNDBITE) (English) JEFFREY WEBB, THE CHAIRMAN OF FIFA'S NEW ANTI-RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION TASK FORCE, SAYING: "So, we will review this report which I think gives us a jump start. We will be also visiting with the (English) FA coming up in a few weeks and hopefully looking at the programmes that they have launched and then we will have a sit down or have a round-table discussion also with the players. Some of the players who have faced this and some who have been at other side as well, just from an engagement stand-point." WEBB STANDS UP AS INTERVIEW ENDS
- Embargoed: 6th November 2013 12:00
- Location: Switzerland, United Kingdom
- Country: United Kingdom Switzerland
- Topics: Sports
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- Story Text: FIFA president Sep Blatter tantalised an audience in Grand Cayman on Monday (October 21) by suggesting that he could be replaced "in the near future" by FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb, who comes from the Cayman Islands, according to the BBC.
Blatter, about to open a CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football) sport conference, was wrongly introduced as FIFA vice-president.
Blatter is reported to have said: "I think you are a prophet."
He added: "There may be a new FIFA President in the near future and this could be Jeffrey Webb."
Blatter, aged 77, has been president since 1998.
Webb, 49, from the Cayman Islands, was elected CONCACAF president in May 2012, and also became chairman of FIFA's anti-racism and discrimination task force this year.
Recently he was interviewed arriving at FIFA headquarters for discussion on the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
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