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In the news: Sepp Blatter and FIFA

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Sepp Blatter, who has led FIFA (the world soccer's governing body) for 17 years, has announced he will be stepping _1_.

The Swiss was re-elected President last week, despite seven top Fifa officials being arrested in a huge corruption _2_.

Blatter had remained adamant he could clean _3_ the corrupt organisation, suddenly announced that he would _4_ from a position he has held since 1998.

An investigation opened by U.S. authorities last week has led to the indictment of 14 FIFA officials on _5_ of bribery, racketeering and money laundering.

The New York Times reported that FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke, regarded as Blatter's right-hand man, is _6_ to have authorised a $10 million transfer used in bribes to help South Africa _7_ the 2010 World Cup.

Controversy has also surrounded the voting process in the _9_ World Cups in Russia and Qatar.

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