Sepp Blatter to resign as FIFA president


FIFA chief says he will step down from football’s governing body once a new president is found.
FIFA’s president, Sepp Blatter, has said he will step down as leader of football’s governing body, once a new successor is found.

Blatter said at a press conference on Tuesday in Zurich that an extraordinary congress would be convened to elect a successor as soon as possible.

The move came just four days after the 79-year-old Swiss national was re-elected as the organisation’s President at its annual congress.

“I am now free of the constraints of the election…I will now be in a position to enact reforms to follow on our initial efforts,” Blatter said.

“For many years we have gone to great lengths and these need to continue as they have not yet been sufficient”

“Although the members have re-elected me, this mandate does not seem to be supported by everyone in the world of football,” Blatter added.

source: aljazeera


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