FIFA president Sepp Blatter has confirmed that he will stand for a third term as the head of football’s governing body.

“I will make myself available once more in 2007, if I stay healthy and if the federations want me,” Blatter said in Berlin, where he attended a sports conference.

Blatter, 69, succeeded Joao Havelange in 1998. In 2002, he was re-elected for a second term despite allegations of mismanagement and corruption within the organisation.