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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Sepp Blatter steps down as FIFA President

 Sepp Blatter steps down as FIFA President

Sepp Blatter, FIFA President has resigned following the corruption scandal rocking the world football's governing body. The 79-year-old Swiss, who was re-elected for a fifth term last week said during a press conference at the FIFA Headquarter in Zurich that:

Sepp Blatter steps down as FIFA President

"I have thoroughly thought about my presidency and the 40 years Fifa has played in my life. I love Fifa more than anything else and I only want to do the best. I decided to stand again for election for the good of football.”
“Fifa’s interest are dear to me. That’s why I have taken this decision. What counts most for me, is the institution of Fifa and football around the world.”
"FIFA needs profound restructuring."Although members have given me the new mandate, this mandate does not seem to be supported by everyone.
"We will hold an extraordinary conference as soon as possible. A new president will be elected."
“My mandate does not appear to be supported by everybody”.

Blatter has been FIFA President since 1998.

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