Blatter Says He Will Resign as FIFA President

FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign from soccer's governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and promised Tuesday to call for fresh elections to choose a successor. The 79-year-old Blatter was re-elected to a fifth term on Friday, two days after a corruption crisis erupted and seven soccer officials were arrested in Zurich ahead of the FIFA congress. "This mandate does not seem to be supported by everybody in the world of football," Blatter said Tuesday at a hastily arranged news conference in Zurich.



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