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Wednesday 29 March 2017

I quit: Jack Warner steps down from FIFA post

Independent.ie reporters

Jack Warner - the controversial football official at the centre of the FIFA bribery scandal - has resigned from all his positions in the international game.

Warner, the longest-serving member of world football’s executive committee, had been suspended pending the outcome of a corruption inquiry.

FIFA said the ethics committee procedures against him "have been closed and the presumption of innocence is maintained".

The association, in a statement issued today, said: "Jack A. Warner has informed FIFA about his resignation from his posts in international football.

"FIFA regrets the turn of events that have led to Mr Warner's decision.

"His resignation has been accepted by world football's governing body, and his contribution to international football and to Caribbean football in particular and the Concacaf confederation are appreciated and acknowledged’’.

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