FIFA presidential contender Chung calls Blatter 'hypocrite'

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LONDON (AP) FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-joon says Sepp Blatter is a ''hypocrite and a liar,'' and says he is planning to sue the outgoing president.

Blatter is being investigated by Swiss authorities for financial wrongdoing. He denies any wrongdoing.

Chung, a member of the FIFA executive committee until 2011, says he plans ''to sue Mr. Blatter on his embezzlement in court.''

The South Korean claims ''FIFA has become a corrupt organization serving the interests of a few.''

Chung is facing a suspension by the FIFA ethics committee for breaches relating to South Korea's failed bid for the 2022 World Cup and for openly criticizing the investigation. Chung calls it an attempt by FIFA his undermine his candidacy to replace Blatter in the Feb. 26 election.