Grondona says he will retire in 2015


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Julio Grondona, the 81-year-old head of the Argentine Football Association and FIFA senior vice president, says he will step down when his term ends in 2015.

Grondona, known as "The Godfather," has headed AFA since 1979. He said in a radio interview that he "is tired," but wants to stay in the job for two more years to maintain his powerful position in FIFA.

Grondona said he would retire now if he could, but has a "mandate" and, therefore, will stay on the job.