Monday, June 8, 2015

Blatter Accuses US and UEFA of Interference

Sepp Blatter
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has claimed that the arrest of seven FIFA officials on U.S. corruption indictments may have been an attempt by the Americans to interfere with the Congress where he was re-elected for a fifth term as president.

Blatter, who beat Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan in the last election for his fifth term in office, also criticized UEFA for what he said was a "hate'' campaign.

The FIFA president, who won the first round by 133 votes to 73 before Prince Ali decided to withdraw ahead of the second round, suggested in an interview with Swiss TV station RTS that the arrests were designed to change the election.

The accusations of Blatter makes sense in some way after the Americans were shut out from the next two World Cups (2018 and 2022) and beaten to the bid by both the Russians and Qatar.

UEFA, on the other hand, is not solidly against Blatter after France, Spain and the Russians supports the present reforms he spearheaded.

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