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Consistent: Hoeness calls for Blatter's resignation

‘At last a number of people dare to attack Blatter,’ says the Bayern president.

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BAYERN MUNICH PRESIDENT Uli Hoeness is pleased to see Sepp Blatter under scrutiny following the latest FIFA corruption scandal.

Hoeness believes it is time for a fresh start within world football’s governing body after public revelations former president Joao Havelange accepted bribes.

A vocal critic of Blatter in recent years, Hoeness expressed his desire to see Blatter step down as FIFA President.

“At last a number of people dare to attack him, including some members of the international press,” Hoeness told reporters.

“I don’t think that the situation will calm down for him. A fresh start within the organisation is only possible without him.

“I like the DFB (German Football Federation)’s stance on all this, and Bayern fully support the DFB. The net around Mr Blatter is slowly closing. I can’t see him staying in his position as Fifa president until the end of his term.

“People are only now reacting like this because he had gathered nothing but friends around him. You can’t expect the people who have always benefited from his dealings to attack him.

“However, I don’t think he’ll survive in office after all this.”

Blatter has come under criticism from the DFB and the German press after the FIFA President hinted the 2006 World Cup was awarded to Germany through underhand means.

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