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Minister: England is 'ready to host 2022 World Cup'

England is ready to host the 2022 World Cup if it is stripped from Qatar in the wake of allegations of corruption and bribery in Fifa, Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has said.

Other key developments include:

  • Ex-vice president Jack Warner has promised to release an 'avalanche' of documents relating to the Fifa scandal
  • A full transcript of the confession of shamed Fifa official Charles 'Chuck' Blazer has been released
  • Outgoing president Sepp Blatter is being investigated by the FBI as part of the investigation
  • South Africa reject 2010 World Cup bribe claims
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Blatter's shock resignation as reports claim FBI investigating

The head of world football's governing body Fifa, Sepp Blatter, has announced his resignation just four days after being re-elected as president.

After fiercely defending his position during a turbulent seven days in the job, the move came as a shock to many.

In a press conference this evening, he did not give the reason behind his decision - but it has since been reported in America that he is himself now the subject of an FBI corruption investigation.

ITV News sports editor Steve Scott reports:

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