Blatter : Russia will not lose 2018 World Cup

Published 10/28/2015, 5:58 AM EDT
FIFA President Sepp Blatter smiles before the first game of the so-called “Sepp Blatter tournament” in Blatter’s home-town Ulrichen, Switzerland, August 22, 2015. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Files

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Sepp Blatter, the suspended head of global soccer body FIFA, said on Wednesday that Russia will not lose its right to host the 2018 soccer World Cup, Russian news agency TASS reported.

“It’s ruled out,” Blatter told TASS in an interview. “Russia will not lose the World Cup.”

(Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Writing by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Christian Lowe)



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