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June 3, 2015 9:33 am

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Announces Resignation on Heels of Corruption Scandal

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FIFA head Sepp Blatter announced his resignation on Tuesday. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

FIFA head Sepp Blatter announced his resignation on Tuesday. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Sepp Blatter, who led world soccer’s governing body for 17 years and who was regarded as one of the most powerful people in global sports, said Tuesday that he would resign his position. He made his announcement in Zurich as law enforcement officials in the United States confirmed that he was a focus of a federal corruption investigation.

Mr. Blatter had for days tried to distance himself from the controversy, but several United States officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that in their efforts to build a case against Mr. Blatter, they were hoping to win the cooperation of some of the FIFA officials now under indictment and work their way up the organization.

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