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Newly re-elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter resigns


Just four days after winning his re-election bid, embattled Sepp Blatter has tendered his resignation as FIFA president.

He made the announcement at a press conference in Zurich this afternoon.

Blatter had come under steadily growing pressure in recent times, following the uncovering of a large scale corruption ring at the top echelon of the football association.

Speaking about his resignation, Blatter said: “My mandate does not appear to be supported by everybody.”

“I am very much linked to Fifa and its interests. Those interests are dear to me and this is why I am taking this decision.

“What counts most to me is the institute of Fifa and football around the world.”

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