Sepp Blatter, the longtime FIFA president who seemed to escape an international corruption scandal revealed last week, announced Tuesday he plans to resign.
"We need here a structural change of a profound nature," Blatter said during a hastily scheduled press conference at the soccer governing body's headquarters in Zurich...
...Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) had called on FIFA's congress to elect a president other than Blatter hours before the U.S. indictment was announced, hoping a new soccer chief would not allow Russia to host the 2018 World Cup.
Blatter was not named in the initial 47-count U.S. indictment. Swiss authorities said they were also investigating FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, respectively.