Follow RT for the news and stories on a Swiss football administrator who is the former President of the FIFA (1998-2015.) Find the news and stories on his background and career. Sepp Blatter became a general secretary of FIFA in 1981, and in 1998 he was elected as a head of the FIFA. After that he was reelected multiple times. Get the news from RT on Sepp Blatter’s honors, targets and achievements. Sepp Blatter actively pushed for expanding the influence and role of Asian and African countries in international football and encouraged their participation in diverse tournaments. Visit RT.com to find the news on Sepp Blatter’s approaches to the football and his work, as well as read news with his activities. However, Sepp Blatter was accused of corruption and money laundering. In September 2015 criminal proceedings were opened against Sepp Blatter. He was charged with “criminal mismanagement... and misappropriation.” Visit RT.com to find the news and details on accusations of Sepp Blatter and further investigations. Sepp Blatter was banned from football until 2022. Follow RT for the news with Sepp Blatter’s comments and statements. For example, in August 2018 he said that Qatar used political pressure to secure the rights to host the 2022 World Cup. Earlier Qatar was accused in giving bribes to FIFA officials in order to get a right to host FIFA World Cup 2022.