'Abandoned' Blatter regrets not quitting Federation Internationale de Football Association earlier

Tyler Owen
June 21, 2018

Blatter, who was speaking at a hotel in central Moscow, said he and Putin, who have known each other for a long time, had chatted about the World Cup and that Putin had spoken of the pleasure he took in hosting the tournament.

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Blatter told The New York Times he would meet Putin during his trip, and why not? Both men denied any wrongdoing.

US National Security Advisor John Bolton will visit London and Rome on June 25-27 to discuss national security issues with British and Italian officials and then travel to Moscow for consultations on a potential meeting between US and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, National Security Council Spokesman Garrett Marquis wrote in his Twitter account on Thursday.

The 82-year-old struck a defiant tone in Moscow, describing the criminal probe as "an attack on FIFA" and saying he was still president of the organisation.

The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium.

"Today I saw Infantino and Blatter at the stadium, it's true", TASS quoted Sorokin as saying, adding that the former Federation Internationale de Football Association head had praised Russia's organisation of the World Cup.

"I think that England, or the islands - they deserve to organise the World Cup", Blatter told Sky Sports.

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On June 9, Peskov said the Russian and USA presidents discussed the prospects for their meeting in a March phone call and talked about locations, with the Austrian capital, Vienna, as a possibility.

That's because China, during their first and only World Cup appearance, lost to Brazil, Turkey and Costa Rica in 2002.

Blatter, who has been suspended by Federation Internationale de Football Association since October 2015, backed Russia's bid, then, but believes it is time for England to try again.

"Whether or not the ban is breached depends on what Blatter does at the match".

Russian Federation beat Egypt 3-1 in St. Petersburg on Tuesday night to all but book a berth in the Round of 16, something the national team had failed to do in their previous three World Cup outings.

"Football should not be dominated by politics".

I spoke with one of your colleagues at the Associated Press, he said that with Wales and Scotland together [England should submit a bid].

Given the Football Association's recent experiences of bidding for World Cups, they might be tempted to accept any help they are offered.

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