Blatter wants June Afcon

ACCRA -Fifa president Sepp Blatter has told the BBC that the timing of the Africa Cup of Nations must be changed.

ACCRA -Fifa president Sepp Blatter has told the BBC that the timing of the Africa Cup of Nations must be changed.

Blatter said that by 2016, the biennial tournament must be held in June and July like other major tournaments.

Earlier this week, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) insisted the competition will continue to kick off in January.

European clubs who lose key players to the tournament have complained frequently.

"This is a tradition, but one should have now the courage to go into the international calendar and see if it's not possible to deal with it," said Blatter. - BBC

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