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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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Sepp Blatter resigns as Fifa president

Blatter has resigned as Fifa president. Credit: PA

Sepp Blatter has resigned as Fifa president amid growing pressure following widespread allegations of corruption at football's world governing body.

Blatter - who won a fifth term on Friday - had been under intense pressure to step down since senior Fifa officials were arrested on a string of corruption charges last week.

Blatter confirmed: "An extraordinary congress is to be called to elect my successor as soon as possible."

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