FIFA’s Sepp Blatter Resigns - level 2
The FBI raided a hotel in Zurich and arrested FIFA officials. Six days later, FIFA’s president Sepp Blatter, resigned.
Blatter, who is 79, said this at a news conference in Zurich. The news came just four days after he was re-elected to a fifth term as a president – he was FIFA’s president since 1998 to 2015.
The FBI and the Swiss were not investigating Blatter but many wanted him to quit. An election to choose a new FIFA president will be held as soon as possible.
Difficult words: raid (attack), official (somebody in a position of authority), resign (to leave a job).
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