Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy hopes Sepp Blatter’s resignation as FIFA president will bring “major reform” within the organisation.
Blatter’s announcement on Tuesday came just four days after he was re-elected for a fifth term and follows corruption charges against FIFA officials that caused the biggest crisis in the world governing body’s history.
Blatter has called an extraordinary congress “as soon as possible”, saying “a new president will be elected to follow me”.
In an open letter to the football family, Australian billionaire Lowy wrote: “Sepp Blatter’s resignation should open the door to major reform. I say ‘should’ because FIFA’s problems are deep-rooted and tangled in a culture that has developed over decades. It will take a united, concerted effort by its football associations to fix the mess.
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