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Havelange resigns as FIFA honorary president

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Joao Havelange has resigned as honorary FIFA president over claims that he had accepted bribes, world football's governing body announced on Tuesday. 

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange attends a meeting of the 2016 Olympic Organizing Committee in Rio De Janeiro, on October 5, 2012. Havelange has resigned as honorary FIFA president over claims that he had accepted bribes, according to world football's governing body.

Havelange stood down after being targeted in the findings of an Ethics Committee set up by FIFA to investigate a scandal involving the now bankrupt Swiss-based marketing agency International Sport and Leisure (ISL) and World Cup television rights.

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