Ex-FIFA boss Blatter says met Russia's Putin and plans to watch World Cup match

Reuters , Thursday 21 Jun 2018,
Blatter  and Putin
File Photo: FIFA's Former President Blatter shakes hands with Russia's President Putin (Photo: REUTERS)

Former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter, who is serving a six-year ban from soccer, said on Thursday he met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Wednesday during a trip to the World Cup.

Blatter said he was invited by Russia to the World Cup, got his tickets from Russia and that after watching the Brazil-Costa Rica match in St. Petersburg on Friday he will leave the country.

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