Michel Platini has backed Sepp Blatter’s resignation as FIFA president, describing it as “the right decision”.
Blatter confirmed the news on Tuesday, with an Extraordinary Congress to be called where a successor will be appointed.
The decision follows weeks of corruption allegations, which have rocked football’s governing body, but UEFA president Platini stated the move was positive.
Platini said in a statement: “It was a difficult decision, a brave decision, and the right decision.”
UEFA initially called for last week’s presidential elections to be halted in the midst of arrests of FIFA officials by Swiss authorities.
However, following a U-turn, UEFA members did vote in Friday’s proceedings, which saw Blatter elected for a fifth term.
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