Following the 90 days suspension Blatter has been put on, FIFA has picked a acting president, with CAF president Issa Hayatou getting picked.
It was announced earlier today that Blatter along with FIFA presidential candidate, Michel Platini and general secretary Jerome Valcke will be suspended for 90 days. The suspension can be extended for another 45 days, which will end Blatter’s reign.
He is also accused of making a “disloyal payment” in 2011 to Uefa chief Platini, whose bid to replace Blatter as Fifa president appears all but over.
A Fifa statement read: “Today, in accordance with Fifa’s Code of Ethics, Joseph S. Blatter was relieved of all his duties as Fifa President following the decision of the Independent Chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee 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.
“As mandated by article 32 (6) of the Fifa Statutes, Issa Hayatou, as the longest-serving vice-president on Fifa’s Executive Committee, will serve as Acting President of Fifa.”
Hayatou was elected president of the Confederation of African Football in 1988, and previously ran for the Fifa presidency in 2002 – which ended in a crushing defeat to Blatter.
The Cameroonian was accused in 2011 of accepting bribes in relation to the 2022 World Cup hosting rights, but was cleared following a Fifa investigation.