FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been given a 10-minute standing ovation by some 400 staff as he returned to its Zurich headquarters a day after announcing he was to step down. Reportedly close to tears, he urged his “fantastic team” to “stay strong”. Mr Blatter stood down just days after he was re-elected, amid a corruption scandal engulfing world football. Mr Blatter reportedly addressed staff in the same hall in which he announced he was resigning a day earlier. He emphasised the reform work that FIFA now needed to undertake.