Champions League Final: Sepp Blatter will not attend days after resigning Fifa presidency

Barcelona and Juventus meet at the Olympiastadion in Berlin tonight

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Sepp Blatter will not attend tonight's Champions League final between Barcelona and Juventus in Berlin, according to reports.

Mr Blatter resigned the Fifa presidency on Tuesday just four days after being re-elected for a fifth term, but has said that he will retain the role for at least six months until football's governing body elects his replacement.

However, Sky News reports that while other prominent Fifa officials will be at tonight's clash at the Olympiastadion, Mr Blatter will not attend.

The 79-year-old Swiss announced that he would be stepping down after calling a press conference at short notice at Fifa's Zurich headquarters.

He had been voted in again despite the organisation being rocked in the build-up to the election after seven of its top officials were among 14 people arrested in Zurich on charges of bribery, racketeering and money laundering.

A separate Swiss probe is investigating allegations of impropriety relating to allocation for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 tournament in Qatar.

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