FIFA Boss Blatter Bows To Pressure, Resigns

FIFA President Blatter on Tuesday announced at a press conference in Zurich that he will lay down his mandate at an extraordinary elective Congress.

Blatter is resigning as President of football’s governing body FIFA amid a corruption scandal rocking the football body.

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.”

Until that election, he continues to carry out his functions. The FIFA President also announced a significant reform programme to be driven by Domenico Scala, the Independent Chairman of our Audit and Compliance Committee.

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