After powerful FIFA sponsors demanded his immediate resignation, a key question surrounded Sepp Blatter on Saturday: can the sleaze-tainted president of world football's governing body survive until his planned departure in February?
Adidas, the German maker of sportswear and equipment and a top FIFA sponsor, declined to join US companies in calling for Sepp Blatter's immediate resignation Saturday but urged reform of world football.
Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos look set to make their first appearance for Real Madrid since September 13 in Sunday's derby away to Atletico Madrid after coach Rafael Benitez confirmed they will both be in his squad.
The Bundesliga's goal-scoring titans are set to clash on Sunday when Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich runs out against Borussia Dortmund, who have Gabon goal-machine Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in their ranks.
South African anti-apartheid activist Tokyo Sexwale said on Friday he has yet to decide whether or not to stand for the FIFA presidency when scandal-tainted incumbent Sepp Blatter stands down in February.