Sepp Blatter to Leave the Game

Sepp Blatter to Leave the Game
Zurich’s Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, recently reelected President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), will be leaving that position in a few months, if he is not arrested first. Herr Blatter has ruled the international sports empire since 1998, and has helped FIFA bring the lucrative World Cup matches to places like Russia and the North Pole Qatar. The abrupt resignation followed news that Herr Blatter’s top assistant, Jérôme Valcke, was involved in a questionable $10 million money transfer.


“The FIFA criminal investigation got too close for Sepp Blatter to survive,” Luke Kerr-Dineen, USA Today

“International Soccer Officials Indicted: ‘Deep-Rooted’ Corruption, Racketeering Alleged,” FBI

“Fifa’s Sepp Blatter ‘under investigation in US,'” BBC

“Bye-bye, Blatter,” Jaime Fuller, New York Magazine

“FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces he will step down,” Margaret Myers, PBS NewsHour

“Five takeaways on Blatter’s resignation,” Tunku Varadarajan, Politico

“Sepp Blatter’s resignation: A rare example of U.S. regime change that the world can support,” Adam Taylor, Washington Post

“Fifa whistleblower Chuck Blazer: I took bribes over 1998 and 2010 World Cups,” Owen Gibson and Paul Lewis, The Guardian

“Former FIFA VP Jack Warner says he’s ready to sing,” Matt Bonesteel, Washington Post

“South Africans are mad at FIFA for ruining their proud World Cup moment,” Erin Conway-Smith, Global Post

“In Trinidad, former FIFA executive seen as ‘our Robin Hood,'” Tim Reynolds, Associated Press

“The FIFA Syndrome,” Lucy  P. Marcus, Project Syndicate

“FIFA auditor KPMG totally missed the soccer scandal,” Francine McKenna, MarketWatch

“Let’s count all the ways FIFA is corrupt,” Libby Nelson, Vox

“Interpol goes after 6 with FIFA ties,” Nick Gass, Politico

“FIFA’s huge corruption and bribery scandal, explained,” Matthew Yglesias and Joseph Stromberg, Vox

“How a curmudgeonly old reporter exposed the FIFA scandal that toppled Sepp Blatter,” Michael E. Miller, Washington Post


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