FIFA says President Sepp Blatter has not made a U-turn on his plans to leave office.

FIFA responded to The Associated Press after a Swiss newspaper reported comments made by Blatter late Thursday to construction workers at FIFA's new museum in Zurich.

Blatter told the workers that he technically had not resigned on June 2 but had pledged to lay down his mandate when an election congress could be called.

In his speech on June 2, Blatter also pledged he would not be a candidate at the next election.

FIFA says Friday that Blatter sticks by his June 2 speech.


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