Ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter to attend Portugal's clash with Morocco

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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter thinks England and the home nations will be strong candidates to host the World Cup in 2030.

"They had it in 1966 so it's a long time ago".

The whole world is under the grip of the ongoing Federation Internationale de Football Association fever with fans cheering for their favourite teams as matches are being played in host country Russia.

His appearance at the World Cup in Russian Federation is potentially embarrassing for FIFA and its new head, Gianni Infantino, who has promised to clean up the organisation. The state has got one of the most passionate fan bases of Brazil and Argentina, the two title favourites in Russian Federation.

A CNBC report in April 17 noted that a number of long-term and high-profile sponsors and partners had chosen not to prolong their association with FIFA following the corruption charges levied against football's world governing body in May 2015.

Blatter's career has been riddled with a number of controversies, and was replaced as President of Federation Internationale de Football Association by Gianni Infantino in 2016.

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The FIFA World Cup matches are going on in full swing.

Blatter, who has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, last week told the New York Times he would meet Putin during his trip.

The result of each ballot and related votes by members of the FIFA Congress for the 2026 hosts were made public.

His presence in Moscow can be an awkward distraction for Federation Internationale de Football Association and its new president, Gianni Infantino, who comes from a neighbouring town in the same Swiss canon (state) as his predecessor.

"When I arrived yesterday, I saw it a little bit, it's my World Cup".

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