TIMELINE: Joseph S. Blatter’s FIFA rise and fall

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks during a press conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he will resign from his position amid corruption scandal. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

Paighten Harkins

Joseph S. Blatter was elected as FIFA’s eighth president in 1998. On June 2, 2015, Blatter stepped down amid controversy. Here’s a rundown of major events during Blatter’s 17-year run as the organization’s president:

 

 

 

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