Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president

FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign from soccerand’s governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and has promised 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.
andquotThis mandate does not seem to be supported by everybody in the world of football,andquot Blatter said Tuesday at a hastily arranged news conference. andquotFIFA needs a profound restructuring.andquot
Elections are expected to take place sometime between December and March.
andquotI will continue to exercise my function (until the new election),andquot Blatter said.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman