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Officials Who Elected Sepp Blatter 'Betrayed The Game' Says Former Star Player, As Calls Mount For England To Give Fifa The Boot

29/05/2015 22:15 BST | Updated 30/05/2015 09:59 BST

Sepp Blatter's reappointment as Fifa boss for a fifth time has been labelled a "betrayal" of the beautiful game, as fans called for England to give the sporting body the boot for good.

The 79-year-old Swiss defeated Jordanian Prince Ali bin al-Hussein to retain his hold on the role of Fifa President on Friday.

Blatter secured 133 votes, four short of the majority he would have needed to win without a second-ballot, but Prince al-Hussein withdrew his candidacy after securing 73 out of a possible 209 votes, making Blatter the winner by default.

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Blatter clasps his hands together, celebrating his victory as though the Fifa scandal that threatened to sink the sporting body this week never happened

His seventeen year tenure is expected to extend until at least May 2019, when he will once again be able to choose to stand for the Fifa presidency.

Former England former England striker Gary Lineker was quick to express his disappointment on Twitter.

Blatter was defiant and held nothing back as his victory was announced, thrusting his hands in the air, seemingly unaware of the corruption scandal that had threaten to sink Fifa all week. He claimed to now be "the president of everybody" and ended his victory speech chanting "Let’s go Fifa! Let’s go Fifa".

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke said the decision would not impact on England's attendance at any World Cup. He told Sky News: "England won't withdraw from anything on its own, let me be absolutely certain about that. That would be ridiculous.

"There will be discussions, I think in Fifa, about this result and what Fifa should do next, but that won't be England alone."

Asked if Blatter's reappointment would open discussions with European football confederation Uefa, Dyke said he wouldn't even say if "it is a possibility", but added that the event of this week were "so profound" they wouldn't be resolved for some time.

Asked if Blatter's reappointment would open discussions with European football confederation Uefa, Dyke said he wouldn't even say if "it is a possibility", but added that the events of this week were "so profound" they wouldn't be resolved for some time.

He told the BBC: "This is not over. A third of delegates say they've had enough of your failure to deal with corruption."

He said Blatter was not the man to get Fifa back on track, and told the broadcaster "we have to look at what else we do".

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan supported Dyke's sentiments, telling the BBC it would "consult with Uefa to consider out collective position in order to achieve the essential changes required within Fifa".

Michel Platini, the president of European football confederation Uefa, also issued a defiant statement after Blatter beat Ali - Europe's preferred candidate. It said: "I am proud that Uefa has defended and supported a movement for change at Fifa."

"Change which in my opinion is crucial if this organization is to regain its credibility."

The UEFA boss reportedly sat still and did not applaud after Blatter's acceptance speech.

Football fans were clear on what they thought England should do - give Fifa the boot for good.

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