PODCAST - Blatter's Shock Resignation; What next for FIFA?
June 3, 2015
(ATR) On Tuesday, Sepp Blatter sent shockwaves throughout world football after announcing he will resign as FIFA president following an emergency extraordinary congress.
Media gather outside FIFA headquarters on Tuesday. (Getty Images)
In this INSIDER podcast, editor Mark Bisson discusses the 79-year-old's surprise decision and its repercussions with Nicole Bennet.
"Already people are talking about Michel Platini," Bisson says of experts suggesting the UEFA president could replace Blatter as FIFA president.
"He's the obvious frontrunner."
During the surprise press conference on June 2, Blatter said that FIFA will call an extraordinary congress "at the earliest opportunity" to elect a new president. This will take place between December and March.
FIFA voted to re-elect Sepp Blatter for his fifth term at the helm of world football on May 29.
Earlier last week, the US Department of Justice charged 14 FIFA and sports marketing officials with a total of 47 counts of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering.
In a separate investigation, Swiss officials are looking into corruption that allegedly took place during the votes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup.
With INSIDER editor Mark Bisson and Nicole Bennet
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