- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

ZURICH (AP) - European soccer nations say they will not boycott the FIFA congress, where Sepp Blatter is up for re-election as president.

Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney says UEFA backed down from its threatened boycott on Thursday, hours before the start of the congress.

Delaney also says English Football Association vice chairman David Gill will reject his seat on the FIFA executive committee if Blatter wins on Friday.

Gill was to replace Jim Boyce in holding the vice presidency guaranteed for British nations.

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