Show Hide image World 2 June 2015 Sepp Blatter stands down as Fifa president Sepp Blatter, the controversial chief of Fifa, has resigned. Print HTML Sepp Blatter, the head of Fifa, football's global governing body, has resigned. Blatter, who was relected last Friday, has unexpectedly stood down. His re-election was opposed by Uefa, European football's governing body, and a quarter of European FAs, raising the prospect of a breakaway by some of world football's biggest teams. Chris Bryant, Labour's shadow Culture Secretary, had called on the United Kingdom's FAs to consider boycotting the World Cups in Russia and Qatar. › Defeated parliamentary candidates call on Labour MPs to back Ben Bradshaw Subscribe More Related articles Munich shootings: The bloody drama where everyone knows their part Donald Trump brings home his dark vision of America at the Republican convention Cabinet audit: what does the appointment of Andrea Leadsom as Environment Secretary mean for policy?