Russia's President Vladimir Putin
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Fifa corruption: Vladimir Putin expresses support for Blatter

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he supports a fifth term for Sepp Blatter as Fifa president and has accused the US of trying to block his re-election.

Mr Blatter was not among the 14 people charged by the US authorities on Wednesday with racketeering, fraud and money laundering.

Mr Putin said: "One thing is clear - this has nothing to do with the United States. These employees are not American citizens and if something did happen, then it didn't happen on the territory of the United States."

  • 28 May 2015
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