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After Sepp Blatter steps down from FIFA, what next?




President of International governing body of association football FIFA Sepp Blatter gestures during an interview on May 15, 2015 at the of organization's headquarters  in Zurich.
President of International governing body of association football FIFA Sepp Blatter gestures during an interview on May 15, 2015 at the of organization's headquarters in Zurich.
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FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced today that he will resign from soccer’s governing body following the indictment of over a dozen top officials on corruption charges.

The controversy surrounding FIFA and Blatter has continued to grow after seven officials were arrested in Zurich ahead of last week’s election for president of FIFA. Earlier this week, the U.S. government accused Jérôme Valck, FIFA’s Secretary General and top aide to Blatter, of transferring $10 million to the FIFA account of Jack Warner, Vice President of FIFA and President of CONCACAF.

Will FIFA change once Sepp Blatter leaves the organization? What reforms are needed to rid FIFA and the soccer world of corruption? How will Blatter’s resignation and the growing controversy shape soccer in time for the 2018 World Cup?

REMARKS BY FIFA PRESIDENT BLATTER

Guests:

David Wallechinsky, President of the International Society of Olympic Historians and author of "The Complete Book of the Olympics" (Aurum Press, 2012)