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The hackers tweeted on the FIFA World Cup account, "It was decided that the president Sepp Blatter is to step down due to corruption charges."
And on Blatter's feed, the hackers wrote, "So what if I took money from Qatari prince? I am the family's bread earner."
Soon after, the hackers tweeted from Blatter's account, "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here ... Follow @Official_SEA6 for the truth! #SEA #Syria."https://o1.qnsr.com/log/p.gif?;n=203;c=204650394;s=9477;x=7936;f=201801171506010;u=j;z=TIMESTAMP;a=20392931;e=i
Later, the hackers wrote in a blog post, "The Syrian Electronic Army Hacked today Fifa and its president Joseph Blatter Twitter accounts. The Syrian Electronic Army had published the truth on the hacked accounts about gaving [sic] Qatar the hosts of the World cup in 2022."
On its Web site, FIFA stated simply, "FIFA can confirm that some of FIFA’s Twitter accounts, including the account of the FIFA President and @fifaworldcup, have been hacked today. FIFA is looking at this issue at the moment."