June 2, 2015 / 8:19 PM / 2 years ago

U.S. FBI investigating outgoing FIFA chief Blatter: ABC News

(Reuters) - The FBI and U.S. prosecutors are investigating outgoing FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who unexpectedly announced on Tuesday he was quitting his post just days after being re-elected, ABC News reported, citing sources familiar with the case.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter leaves after his statement during a news conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Reuters could not immediately confirm the report. Blatter announced his decision six days after the FBI arrested FIFA officials as part of a corruption probe. Blatter had been re-elected to a fifth term as president before he decided to quit.

Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Sandra Maler

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