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FIFAWorld Cup 2018 Sepp Blatter will accept Vladimir Putins

2017-10-21 11:20 provenance:未知 sentiment: comments(0

Russia was awarded the right to stage the 2018 tournament in 2010, on the same day Qatar was controversially selected to host the 2022 event.

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Fi subsequently banned Blatter from the sport for eight years, a term later reduced to six years after appeal.

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But in September 2015, Swiss authorities announced Blatter was under investigation for a 1.3m disloyal payment to ex-Ue boss Michel Platini in 2011. Both men denied any wrongdoing.

He successfully appealed against an eight-year ban issued by Fis ethics committee to reduce the term to six years. A further attempt to appeal against the banthrough the Court of Arbitration for Sport was unsuccessful.

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I will go to the World Cup in Russia, said Blatter, 81. I received an invitation from President Putin.

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