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Sepp Blatter steps down as FIFA president

The head of the world soccer’s governing body – FIFA , Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday that he will be resigning from his post,  following last week’s  U.S. criminal charges against over 12 of former FIFA officials and sports executives.

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On Friday, Blatter was re-elected fifth term  by FIFA’s 209 national associations,while in the news conference, he said that his re-election was not supported by the majority and that he would renounce his post after a remarkable congress of the organization.

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The Swiss law-enforcement arrested several soccer officials from Zürich hotel preparing to attend FIFA’s annual meeting. The arrests were connected to a U.S accusation of over a dozen FIFA executives and other officials who they accused of involving in alleged corruption over twenty years.

After his re-election, Sepp Blatter promised to lead a rebirth of FIFA, ruined by the recent  embarrassment and by years of accusations of corruption and abuse of power.

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On Tuesday, after announcing his resignation, Blatter said,” what counts to me is the institution, I have done this in order to prevent wars in FIFA, therefore am ready to be replaced.”

Sepp Blatter has served as head of FIFA since 1998!

following a number of scandals and disagreements which involves the assigning of the disputable 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a country with very high temperature and minimal soccer experience.

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