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FIFA President Sepp Blatter Is Stepping Down

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Is Stepping Down

Amidst a corruption scandal involving several members of FIFA leadership, the longtime president of the international soccer organization has said that he is stepping down. At a press conference, Sepp Blatter—who was just re-elected to the position last week—announced the move, saying “I have deeply reflected on my presidency and my past 40 years at FIFA. I love FIFA more than anything and I only want to do the best for football and FIFA.” Sources have told ABC News that the FBI is now investigating Blatter as part of a massive crackdown on the organization which recently resulted in the arrest of 14 people—nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives—accused of orchestrating massive bribes related to the World Cup and international soccer …

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