FIFA Vice President Jack Warner stepped down from his post ending his near 30-year association with soccer's governing body on Monday. He announced his decision to resign from all his posts in the sport before the inquiry into bribery allegations against him reached a conclusion.

FIFA press release said that Warner resigned having chosen to focus on his important work on behalf of the people and government of Trinidad and Tobago as a Cabinet Minister and as the Chairman of the United National Congress, the major party in his country's coalition government.

FIFA announced that as a consequence of Mr Warner's self-determined resignation, all Ethics Committee procedures against him have been closed and the presumption of innocence is maintained.

The soccer body voiced its regret the turn of events that have led to Warner's resignation adding that, his resignation has been accepted by world football's governing body, and his contribution to international football and to Caribbean football in particular and the CONCACAF confederation are appreciated and acknowledged.