The dozens of criminal charges announced Wednesday have stoked long-simmering suspicions about corruption in soccer's governing body. Today, the leader of Europe's united soccer organization, UEFA, announced that many of its member associations will support Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, the lone challenger to Blatter.
"Enough is enough," UEFA President Michel Platini said. He added, "I am disgusted."
The announcement came after UEFA's call for postponing Friday's vote were rebuffed.
Of Blatter, Platini said at a news conference Thursday, "He already lost. FIFA already lost."
When he was later asked whether UEFA would consider withdrawing from FIFA, Platini said, "Of course."