In a shocking announcement, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said today he is resigning from his post amid allegations of corruption among several of his members.
“I have deeply reflected on my presidency and my past 40 years at FIFA,” Blatter said during a news conference in Zurich. “I love FIFA more than anything and I only want to do the best for football and FIFA.”
Despite the recent arrests, Blatter was re-elected to a fifth term as leader of the world’s governing soccer body last Friday.
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Blatter, who is the eighth president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, defeated Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan in last week’s election. via – ABC News