Soccer

With no Blatter, FIFA Senior Vice President Issa Hayatou to present Women's WCup trophy

  • United States' Morgan Brian (14) lands on teammate Ali Kreiger (11) after crashing into Germany's Alexandra Popp, back, during the first half of a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

    United States' Morgan Brian (14) lands on teammate Ali Kreiger (11) after crashing into Germany's Alexandra Popp, back, during the first half of a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This is a Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 file photo of  Confederation of African Football (CAF)  President Issa Hayatou, left, South African President Jacob Zuma, center, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter, right, applaud ahead of the African Cup of Nations final soccer match between Burkina Faso and Nigeria at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. With Sepp Blatter staying away, FIFA Senior Vice President and African soccer head Issa Hayatou will present the trophy at the Women’s World Cup in Canada, a senior official at Hayatou’s Confederation of African Football said Wednesday July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe/File)

    FILE - This is a Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 file photo of Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Issa Hayatou, left, South African President Jacob Zuma, center, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter, right, applaud ahead of the African Cup of Nations final soccer match between Burkina Faso and Nigeria at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. With Sepp Blatter staying away, FIFA Senior Vice President and African soccer head Issa Hayatou will present the trophy at the Women’s World Cup in Canada, a senior official at Hayatou’s Confederation of African Football said Wednesday July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe/File)  (The Associated Press)

The secretary general of the Confederation of African Football says FIFA Senior Vice President and African soccer head Issa Hayatou will present the trophy at the Women's World Cup final in place of Sepp Blatter.

Blatter, the FIFA president, is skipping the trip to Canada in the midst of a U.S.-led investigation into corruption in the world body.

CAF secretary general Hicham el Amrani said in an email Wednesday to The Associated Press that confederation president Hayatou of Cameroon was "already in Canada" and would hand over the trophy at Sunday's final.

Blatter and FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke will both be absent for the final because of what FIFA called their "current commitments" in Zurich.

Blatter has announced he will step down because of the investigations.