August 18, 2018

Vladimir Putin invites Sepp Blatter to 2018 World Cup (Skysports)

Vladimir Putin invites Sepp Blatter to 2018 World Cup (Skysports)

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been invited to next year’s World Cup by Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Blatter led football’s governing body for 17 years until a corruption scandal forced him out of the sport.

FIFA’s ethics committee gave Blatter a six-year suspension from all football-related activities in 2015, but he has every intention of attending next year’s tournament as a spectator.

“I will go to the World Cup in Russia. I received an invitation from President Putin,” Blatter told the AFP news agency.

“I don’t know how long I will go for, whether I will be there for the opening match or the final. Read more

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