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ZURICH (AP) — A day after announcing his decision to resign, Sepp Blatter was back at work at FIFA headquarters on Wednesday as the worst corruption crisis in the governing body's 111-year history continued to unfold.
FIFA staff gave Sepp Blatter a standing ovation on Wednesday even as his resignation failed to quell a corruption storm that could not touch world football's fallen leader. About 400 staff at the FIFA headquarters applauded the 79-year-old Swiss official the day after Blatter announced he would step down. "There was a long ovation lasting several minutes and Mr Blatter was very emotional," a FIFA spokesman told AFP.