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Bribery charges dropped as Warner quits Fifa

Suspended Vice President Jack Warner has resigned from Fifa, the world football's governing body.

This content was published on June 20, 2011 - 18:00
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As a result, an investigation into bribery allegations against him has been dropped.

Fifa suspended Warner last month along with Asian football chief Mohamed bin Hammam over accusations of bribery in the run-up to the election to choose Fifa’s next president.

In a statement on Monday, Fifa said that Warner's resignation had been accepted and that “as a consequence of Mr Warner's self-determined resignation, all Ethics Committee procedures against him have been closed and the presumption of innocence is maintained”.

Warner has also quit as head of regional bodies Concacaf (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) and CFU (Caribbean Football Union).

Fifa, the International Federation of Association Football, has been headquartered in Zurich since 1932.

Bin Hammam was standing for the Fifa presidency against the incumbent, Sepp Blatter. As as result of his suspension, Blatter was left as the sole candidate and was re-elected.

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