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Suspended FIFA President, Sepp Blatter says 2018 World Cup was scheduled for Russia

Sepp Blatter has revealed there was an agreement in place for the 2018 World Cup to go to Russia even before the vote took place.
The suspended FIFA president has told Russian news agency TASS that the tournament was always lined up to go to Russia with the 2022 World Cup to be held in the US – until Michel Platini decided to throw his weight behind Qatar.
Blatter’s comments will spark further controversy over World Cup bidding – England, Spain/Portugal and Belgium/Holland spent tens of millions of pounds on bidding against Russia.
Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter has attacked Michel Platini and the British media in an interview with a Russian news agency (pictured)
Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter has attacked Michel Platini and the British media in an interview with a Russian news agency.
Blatter said personal attacks on him by Platini had triggered the meltdown in world football’s governing body
Blatter said personal attacks on him by Platini had triggered the meltdown in world football’s governing body
Blatter did not expand on who exactly had ‘agreed’ for Russia to be hosts, but claimed the crisis in FIFA had been prompted by England and the USA being ‘bad losers’ as a result of their World Cup bid failures.
Blatter told press ‘In 2010 we had a discussion of the World Cup and then we went to a double decision. For the World Cups it was agreed that we go to Russia because it’s never been in Russia, eastern Europe, and for 2022 we go back to America. And so we will have the World Cup in the two bigges.

Culled from Mail online

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