BREAKING!: Sepp Blatter Resigns As FIFA President

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Sepp Blatter says he will resign as president of
football’s governing body Fifa amid a corruption
scandal.
In announcing his exit, the 79-year-old Swiss has
called an extraordinary Fifa congress “as soon as
possible” to elect a new president.
Blatter was re-elected last week, despite seven top
Fifa officials being arrested two days before the vote
as part of a US prosecution.
But he said: “My mandate does not appear to be
supported by everybody.”
Fifa was rocked last week by the arrests on charges
of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering as
part of a US prosecution that also indicted 14 people.
A separate criminal investigation by Swiss authorities
into how the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were
allocated is also under way.
“I am very much linked to Fifa and its interests.
Those interests are dear to me and this is why I am
taking this decision,” added Blatter.
“What counts most to me is the institute of Fifa and
football around the world.”

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