FIFA convention, presidential election resume after bomb threat delay


Friday’s much-anticipated FIFA presidential election was delayed by a bomb threat, as a week of legendary tumult at soccer’s governing body saw another scary moment.

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FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said the all-clear sign’s been given, and the convention is back in business.

From the BBC:

“A bomb threat was received. In consultation with authorities we decided to search the room. The premises have been cleared by authorities and we can start again.”

Thankfully, the anonymous threat led to nothing, though it’s worth noting the media wasn’t immediately told there was danger.

Just another day for Sepp Blatter’s FIFA.