Sepp Blatter has sensationally announced his intention to resign as the head of FIFA after a 17-year career that has ended in infamy.
In an astonishing announcement at FIFA HQ in Zurich this evening, Blatter revealed that he will call an emergency congress of FIFA executives to vote in his replacement.
While no timetable has yet been set for the election, officials have said it could take place any time between September this year and March next year. Blatter will continue in his role until then.
At a hastily organised press conference in Zurich this evening, Blatter said: 'I have been reflecting deeply about my presidency and about the forty years in which my life has been inextricably bound to FIFA and the great sport of football. I cherish FIFA more than anything and I want to do only what is best for FIFA and for football.