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FIFA President Sepp Blatter To Resign

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President of FIFA, Joseph Blatter, attendsthe press conference following the meeting of the FIFA executive comittee in Zurich, on March 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN BOZON (Photo credit should read SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images)

June 3,2015: Sepp Blatter said that he is resigning from FIFA president but after the organization’s executive committee organizes a fresh vote “for the election of my successor.

Blatter did not say when the election would be held but said it would be held before the world Congress. According to Domenico Scala, chairman of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee ” It cannot be held for at least four months, according to FIFA rules”. He also added that the expectation is that it could take place at any time from December of this year to March of next year.

FIFA president said in Zurich that the reforms he has tried to implement over the years have not been enough. He also added he felt compelled to stand for re-election as he feeled that it was the best thing for the organization. Election is over but the FIFA downloadchallenges are not he added.

FIFA president was criticized by Michel Platini, president of UEFA, European soccer’s governing body in the past and told the reporters that he told Blatter to withdraw from elections. He was the one who reacted first on Blatters decision and said a brave decision, and the right decision.

David Gill, vice chairman of England’s Football Association who supported Blatter opposition in last weeks election said he welcomed the decision as it is good for FIFA on the road to proper reform. Gill resigned from FIFA’s executive committee when Blatter was re-elected on Friday’s election. He said that he now consider returning to FIFA as Blatter is no longer in FIFA.

Possible candidates for FIFA president are Jordan’s Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, Michel Platini, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad al-Sabah, Michael van Praag, Issa Hayatou, Jerome Champagne, David Ginola.

Sepp Blatter will continue his work until new president is elected.

 

 

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