Blatter Says He Wants to Reform, Restructure FIFA After Scandal

FIFA President Joseph “Sepp” Blatter said global soccer’s governing body must help restructure and reform the organization, which was rocked last week by the unveiling of investigations by U.S. and Swiss authorities.

The 79-year-old Blatter promised to step down from his post once a replacement is elected by the governing body. He met today with Domenico Scala, the chairman of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee.

“I am pleased to take advice and guidance from Mr. Scala,” Blatter said in the e-mailed statement. “I want a comprehensive program of reform and I am very aware that only the FIFA Congress can pass these reforms. Furthermore, the Executive Committee has a particular duty to share the responsibility of driving this process.”

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