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Posted On August 2, 2021
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has resigned after months of controversy surrounding his decision to award the 2022 tournament to Russia.
The move comes after a raft of high-profile corruption cases including that of Russian soccer player Vitaly Mutko.
In a statement, Blatter said he is stepping down in the wake of a series of controversies involving corruption.
The resignation comes after FIFA found itself in the headlines again for allegedly bribing officials at the tournament, and was accused of not holding its World Cup in Qatar.
The announcement comes a day after the International Olympic Committee announced it will send a special envoy to Qatar to investigate allegations of bribery and corruption at the 2022 World Cup.
In an interview with CNN, FIFA President Sepp Blankestein said he has resigned over the corruption allegations.
Blatter resigned as the world soccer governing body’s president in February, after FIFA decided to award Russia the 2022 FIFA World Cup, citing concerns about the country’s bid for the 2022 Olympics.
Russia has been stripped of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and is currently the host nation for the 2018 World Cup and the 2022 Summer Olympics.