– FIFA statement
We can confirm that some of FIFA’s twitter accounts, including the account of the FIFA President and @fifaworldcup, have been hacked today.
We are looking at this issue at the moment.
The Syrian Electronic Army has claimed responsibility for hacking the Twitter accounts of FIFA president Sepp Blatter and the official FIFA World Cup account.
The group previously claimed hacking the Twitter accounts of CBS, BBC Weather, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Arabic Online and 60 Minutes.
The Twitter account of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, which appears to have been hacked, retweeted the official FIFA World Cup account which said he had resigned.
FIFA executives held a meeting regarding the decision to host the 2022 World Cup in #Qatar
It was decided that the president Sepp Blatter is to step down due to corruption charges
The Twitter accounts of FIFA president Sepp Blatter and the FIFA World Cup appear to have been hacked.
Mr Blatter's tweets read:
So what if I took money from Qatari prince? I am the family's bread earner http://t.co/HdrJONjAPY
His excellency the emir of #Qatar has been the most generous figure I have even met