Putin trolls Federation Internationale de Football Association by inviting disgraced Blatter to World Cup

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The 82-year-old Blatter is serving a six-year ban from official football duties for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. The 82-year-old is now serving a six-year ban for unethical conduct after Federation Internationale de Football Association was rocked by a global corruption scandal in 2015. Blatter was FIFA president from 1998 until being suspended from office in October 2015 in the fallout from US and Swiss federal investigations of worldwide football officials. "To meet President Putin is not in any way contradicting North Atlantic Treaty Organisation policy", he told reporters.

Argentine government security official Guillermo Madero, who is in Russian Federation, told The Associated Press that the fan "won't be able to enter stadiums at the tournament and he won't be able to watch World Cup matches".

His appearance at the World Cup in Russian Federation is therefore potentially embarrassing for FIFA and its new head, Gianni Infantino, who has promised to draw a line under FIFA's corruption problems and clean up the organisation. Court documents show they were sentenced on Wednesday.

The videos are among a string of incidents in which some Latin American fans are encouraging foreign women to say offensive things in languages they don't appear to understand. "If you are a judge, I would be happy now if they terminated this matter in the Swiss justice, and they will do it".




Speaking in front of the Kremlin against of backdrop of football fans queuing to visit Moscow's Red Square, Blatter said he had advocated Russian Federation be chosen as the World Cup host in 2010.

Insisting he is not corrupt, Blatter talked whimsically about his warm reception in Moscow.

"There have been no concrete agreements or understandings, and no specific discussions are being conducted now", the spokesman said at the time. "We spoke about football and the good start of the competition, the good start of the team". Germany, the 2014 World Cup winners, even lost.

Then we can get back to the games - until Putin pipes up to pat himself on the back again.

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