Maradona says FIFA election a chance to get rid of Blatter
Despite his unpopularity, Blatter is set to win a fifth term in office, but faces competition from Luis Figo, Michael van Praag and Prince Ali
Argentinian football star Diego Maradona slammed FIFA president saying the upcoming election offers “many chances of kicking [Sepp] Blatter in the backside.”
"There's no need to do what Blatter does. To believe you're the most powerful in football when you've never even kicked a ball,” Maradona said during an interview in Colombia.
"So I'm going to guide the prince. I think we have many chances of kicking Blatter in the backside. No doubt,” he added.
During the interview, Maradona also said that Blatter had “done a lot of damage” to the game.
Maradona, who has had a long-running feud with Blatter, stressed his support for FIFA Vice President Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan.
Despite his unpopularity, Blatter is set to win a fifth term in office, but faces competition from Portuguese legend Luis Figo and Dutch football association chairman Michael van Praag.