BREAKING NEWS: Blatter to resign

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Sepp Blatter is to resign from his role as FIFA president.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is to resign from his role.

Speaking at a media conference in Zurich on Tuesday, the 79-year-old, who was elected for a fifth term on Friday, announced that an extraordinary congress would be held, in which his successor will be chosen.

Blatter said the new elections will be held "as rapidly as possible".

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