The Swiss had been leading the organization for 17 years
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced the date of the next Extraordinary Congress. It will be on February 26 and will be used to elect the successor of Joseph Blatter at the head of the organization. It is expected that there are several alternatives, such as former players Michel Platini (now UEFA president), Zico and Maradona.
Joseph Blatter has been leading the organization for 17 years. In June 8, 1998, he was elected replacing João Havelange. In June 2, 2015, Blatter resigned. Four days earlier, he had won the election, but it had occurred just a few days after several FIFA leaders were arrested for alleged corruption. Blatter said the organization needed a deep reform. "I am not corrupt," said Blatter on 1 July to fend off accusations that include him on corruption in FIFA.