Baku, October 10, AZERTAC
FIFA Issa Hayatou will serve as acting president of Fifa, the world governing body has announced.
Fifa said on Thursday morning that Sepp Blatter had been relieved of his duties and that Issa Hayatou, the head of African football from Cameroon, would be acting president, according to the Irish Times.
The Fifa statement said: "Today, in accordance with Fifa`s code of ethics, Joseph S. Blatter was relieved of all his duties as Fifa president following the decision.. to provisionally ban him from all football activities on a national and international level.
"Joseph S. Blatter, for the duration of the 90-day ban, is not allowed to represent Fifa in any capacity, act on the organisation`s behalf, or communicate to media or other stakeholders as a Fifa representative.
"Issa Hayatou, as the longest-serving vice-president on Fifa`s executive committee, will serve as acting president of Fifa."
Blatter is disappointed that Fifa`s ethics committee did not speak with him before provisionally suspending him, lawyers for the world soccer body`s president said on Thursday.