FIFA to choose Sepp Blatter successor on 16 December


Sepp Blatter’s 17-year reign of terror as the the president of Fifa finally has an end date – 16 December, according to the BBC.

Having announced his decision to step down from his role just days after being re-elected, representatives from all 209 member associations will meet in Zurich on 16 December to decide his successor.

Blatter tended his resignation amid two probes into corruption of his organisation, after seven Fifa officials were arrested on 27 May following a raid on a luxury hotel in Switzerland.

However, there were 14 Fifa officials and associates indicted by the US Government on charges racketeering and corruption.

Swiss prosecutors have also began their own criminal investigations into how the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded.

There is a long list of potential candidates to replace the 79-year-old, including Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, who was an early favourite to be elected, but ended up losing out to Blatter in last month’s election.

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