Sepp Blatter Thinks UK And Ireland Could Host 2030 World Cup

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Disgraced former Federation Internationale de Football Association president Sepp Blatter has arrived at the World Cup as a guest of Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

Press Association Sport understands the 82-year-old Blatter will attend Wednesday's match between Portugal and Morocco at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

England football team fans will now view Russian Federation in a more positive light after the 2018 FIFA World Cup, The Guardian British daily wrote in an article "Ten things we have learned from the first round of World Cup games".

"I am a huge fan of the game and that is why I chose to carve the Federation Internationale de Football Association world cup trophy", Singh said.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: "Any meetings that could be held are being realised in the framework of his private visit and are not official".

Blatter was replaced at the head of Federation Internationale de Football Association by Gianni Infantino.

Blatter has previously said he had been invited to attend the World Cup by Putin, with whom he has a long-standing close relationship, and he was "honoured" to accept.

England failed with their bid to host the 2018 World Cup, receiving just two votes in the opening round of voting in 2010 as the tournament was awarded to Russian Federation.

As FIFA's CEO-general secretary, Blatter oversaw preparations for each World Cup from 1982 to 1998.

Blatter shared the draw ceremony stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian leader this week. Both men denied any wrongdoing.

I said, 'Why not Ireland?'

"I was suspended, I'm still a suspended president".

He goes on to say "I spoke with one of your colleagues". "It was not an easy time for me, it's still not the easiest time".

When asked how if he was banned he could attend the World Cup the former chief quickly responded.

"Football should not be dominated by politics". "But in the past, we have seen that there is a political intervention for football".

"With 48 teams [in a World Cup], you need more than one country [to host]".

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