ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter is back at work at FIFA headquarters, three days after being interrogated there by Swiss investigators, and is due to address staff at the scandal-battered governing body later on Monday.
The FIFA president is scheduled to speak at a staff meeting, which is being characterized as a regular gathering that takes place at least once a month rather than the stage for a sudden announcement.
Blatter is awaiting a possible announcement from the FIFA ethics committee on whether he will be suspended as a result of the Swiss investigation into possible criminal mismanagement and misappropriation of FIFA money.
Blatter adviser Klaus Stoehlker told The Associated Press about the staff meeting, which is planned for 4 p.m. local time. Blatter is due to hand over power after February's election.
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Sepp Blatter back at work at FIFA HQ, due to address staff
I am really upset that #SeppBlatter has resigned. He seems like such a great guy.
#NostalgiaToMe - the bad days of FIFA corruption - Goodriddance #SeppBlatter
CONSPIRACY THEORY: the FIFA movie opens in the U.S. this weekend. What if this is all a marketing ploy to make sure the movie makes money???
FIFA to-do list: 1) Change the fields for the women to grass 2) Elect Bob Ley the next president 3) Move 2022 World Cup to anywhere else.
If you're assuming #SeppBlatter resigned NOT under threat from somebody or some organization, you're naive enough to work for Roger Goodell
Sources telling me of new candidate emerging for head of #FIFA. #SeppBlatter http://t.co/CTnRSLs5hd
#SeppBlatter nominates mysterious newcomer as successor http://t.co/XvIuO2bKd7
World reacts to #SeppBlatter #FIFA
WWI, WWII, & now w/ the resignation of #SeppBlatter, the Americans have rescued Europe for the 3rd time. #FIFA
But I thought he said he was everyone's president? #SeppBlatter
Right, now that Blatter's out of the way, the urgent business of getting the #WorldCup withdrawn from Qatar begins. #FIFA
Vladimir Putin will be thrilled #SeppBlatter
Just landed. Half the airplane has switched on smartphones and is rejoicing over #SeppBlatter resignation.
I hate to be a party pooper but #SeppBlatter isn't the only problem at #FIFA. There are still plenty of wrong 'uns & a corrupt voting system
BREAKING- #SeppBlatter has announced he will resign to spend more time with his family and his shredder.
We all remember where we were when we said #SeppBlatter would never resign
Breaking News: #SeppBlatter resigns as president
About bloody time!
At last, FIFA has a cure to its persistent Blatter infection
How should #SeppBlatter spend his new found free time? Designing a line of hot pants for women's soccer? #seppsfreetime
#SeppBlatter formerly and currently known as #Septicemia; a bacteria capable of destroying an entire body announces he is stepping down. YAS
Won't be any "who's Sepp Blatter" rocks to hide under any more. #PopCulture
Wonder if #SeppBlatter resigned cuz he finally got that job offer from the #Patriots
Trying to explain to my other half who Sepp Blatter is. Getting this kind of look.... http://t.co/rzxKmVSiea
Terrible shame about @SeppBlatter After all he's done for the game....
I would have liked it if Sepp Blatter had ended his news conference with: "Stay thirsty, my friends."
Hmmm. @SeppBlatter follows @JamesBlunt on #Twitter
Coincidence? I think not.
This is the USA's biggest contribution to soccer since we decided to go ahead and make up our own name for it. #SeppBlatter