Published On: Tue, Jun 2nd, 2015

FIFA president Sepp Blatter stepping down

blatter1Speaking in Zurich on Tuesday FIFA President Sepp Blatter will step down as head of world soccer’s governing body, he has tried to implement reforms over the past years but that has not been enough, he felt a lack of support by people in the world of soccer.

Blatter urged the executive committee to organize an extraordinary congress for the election of a successor at the earliest opportunity, since normally the FIFA president is elected at the organization’s world congress which will be held in Mexico City on May 13.

Meanwhile the FBI is still investigating into FIFA’s corruption even though Blatter was not one of the arrested.

The world union for soccer players welcomed Blatter’s resignation because it creates an opportunity to fundamentally reform the governance of football.

Michel Platini president of UEFA the European soccer’s governing body announced that Blatter decision was a brave and right one.

Until a new president is elected Blatter will continue his duties.

© Reinshe 2015

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