FIFA has fired its president after a decade-long corruption scandal involving alleged vote-buying, the biggest challenge to Blatter’s hold on the global body.
Blatter was forced to resign on Tuesday after a panel of prosecutors announced they would indict him on charges including racketeering, bribery and fraud.
The World Cup hosts and football body said in a statement that the president “should resign” as soon as possible.
In the statement, FIFA’s ethics chief said Blatter “abandoned the principle of integrity” in his handling of the scandal and the decision “is being taken in the interests of all of FIFA”.
“It is a clear indication of the grave breaches of ethics that have been committed,” the statement said.
“We are deeply concerned at the fact that Mr Blatter has refused to take responsibility for his actions, as the world body has already proven time and time again.”
Blatter’s term as FIFA president ended in 2018 when he resigned amid a corruption scandal which saw millions of dollars in bribes paid to politicians.
The scandal also included accusations of bribery by Blatter in the bidding for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the 2018 Copa America Centenario and the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia and Brazil.
In September, FIFA said it would launch a review of Blatter, with a report due to be presented to the organisation’s executive committee on October 22.
The ethics body said Blatters actions “have brought the football world to the brink of civil war” and had “severely damaged FIFA’s reputation”.