FIFA President Sepp Blatter resign
President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Sepp Blatter has resigned amid a corruption scandal which under investigation in United States.
Earlier on 30 May 2015, he was re-elected as the FIFA President for a fifth term by defeating his rival candidate Prince Ali bins Al Hussein of Jordan.
FIFA, world soccer’s governing body was hit with worst crisis in its history after U.S. investigation agency FBI had alleged its officials were involved in widespread financial wrongdoing in past years.
Swiss authorities also had stared their own criminal probe into FIFA’s decision of awarding 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, respectively.
Blatter, a Swiss football administrator had ruled FIFA since 1998 after he was elected for first time. Prior to his Presidency, Blatter was a public relations executive representing various organizations and had served as the general secretary of FIFA since 1981.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2015