Embattled FIFA President Joseph "Sepp" Blatter will continue to head international soccer's governing body after his opponent withdrew from the race on Friday.
The results of Friday's vote saw the 79-year-old Blatter receiving 133 of the 140 votes needed to win election. His opponent, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, only won 73 votes in his attempt to end Blatter's 17-year rule. As delegates prepared for a second vote, al-Hussein approached a podium and announced that he would withdraw.
"I take the responsibility to bring back FIFA," Blatter said after his victory.