Rio de Janeiro: FIFA president Sepp Blatter's chances of remaining in office after 2015 have increased dramatically after FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke urged him to stay in the job.
Valcke was asked if he would be standing as FIFA president and after laughing off that suggestion by saying he had a World Cup to organise, he said Blatter should change his mind about stepping down.
"Why change a winning team, a good team?," Valcke told a news conference.
"The current president is very good and why should he not run again? Why should he not stay as the FIFA president as he is doing a great job?"