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The Atlantic Daily: The Resignation of FIFA's President

The chief of the soccer organization is set to step down, hundreds are missing as a ship sinks on the Yangtze, and more...
Source: Jorge Saenz / AP

What's Happening: Sepp Blatter Relieves Himself of FIFA Presidency

Just days after his controversial reelection, the 79-year-old executive called for a special conference to convene and select his replacement. “FIFA needs a profound restructuring," Blatter told reporters.

Less than a week after on multiple corruption and bribery charges, reports. However, not much else is known about what led to Blatter’s decision.

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