Fifa president Sepp Blatter will stand for a fifth term as head of world football's governing body, the 78 year old has confirmed.

Though Blatter was widely expected to stand again for the role he has held since 1998, the Swiss had delayed confirming his candidacy for the 2015 vote.

But speaking in a pre-recorded interview at football business event Soccerex, he said: "A mission is never finished and mine is not finished and I told that to Fifa congress and confederations in São Paulo.

"'I have the support of a huge majority of national associations saying please go on and be president in the future.'"

Blatter will officially inform the Fifa executive committee during their next meeting between 25-26 September.

Uefa chief Michel Platini has already confirmed he will not run for election against Blatter, who ran unopposed in 2011.