FIFA officials meet behind closed doors
ZURICH — Sepp Blatter hosted Michel Platini and football’s other continental presidents on Sunday, in their first formal meeting since the FIFA president announced he would leave office amid a corruption crisis. The closed-door meeting at FIFA headquarters was to help prepare for an executive committee session on Monday, called at short notice to set a date for the presidential election to replace Blatter. Platini, the UEFA president, is currently favoured to win a ballot that requires a fourmonth campaign by FIFA election rules. The former France great, smiling and appearing relaxed, declined to discuss the content of Sunday’s meeting on returning to FIFA’s favourite Baur au Lac hotel.