FIFA Fan Fest™ celebrates 2.5 million visitors milestone
22 June, 2018, 03:08 | Author: Carla Brady
Blatter, 82, said he had dined with Putin on Wednesday and congratulated him on Russia's organisation.
Asked if he would use the influence he built up during his 17-year reign as Federation Internationale de Football Association boss to support a British bid, he said: "OK, I will use my influence, if England will accept my influence".
Blatter, much to FIFA's obvious unease, attended Wednesday's Portugal-Morocco game at the Luzhniki Stadium and then had dinner with Putin and deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko in the head of state's Kremlin apartment.
"I still feel that England, the motherland of football, should have a World Cup when it's the turn of Europe", said Blatter, pointing out that 1966 was a long time ago.
Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter during an interview with Reuters in Zurich, Switzerland, April 10, 2018.
Earlier on June 21, Russia's Interfax news agency quoted sources in Washington as saying that Bolton was expected to come to travel to Moscow next week to prepare for a possible meeting of Putin and his US counterpart, Donald Trump.
The Swiss denied his presence at the World Cup would embarrass his successor, Gianni Infantino.
"I had the impression it was my World Cup ... that time has not stopped since I went to the last one in Brazil", he said, smiling.
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".
Blatter praised his successor, adding Infantino "should not be bothered" by his presence in Russian Federation. "You have to congratulate Russian Federation for the organisation of the World Cup, and naturally the head of state himself".
"It is good to be a fan", Blatter said before posing for photographs with the laminated Fan ID card. Germany, the 2014 World Cup winners, even lost.
This event was supposed to focus on the relatively sedate topic of space debris, but the freewheeling president had other ideas. In a surprise announcement today at the third meeting of the White House's newly reconvened Space Council, President Donald J.
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This year, Wopo released music from a rumored collaborative mixtape with Atlanta produced Sonny Digital called Jimmy Digital . Wopo had multiple videos that surpassed 1-million views on YouTube, including Elm Street and First Day Out .
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Susan Collins of ME said she favors tighter border security, but expressed deep concerns about the child separation policy. The president also continued to blame Democrats, tweeting in all caps "CHANGE THE LAWS!" "It is immoral.
Whether it is move up or down in the upcoming NBA Draft is still a question. 3 overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft. Evans averaged 11.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists over the course of his three seasons at Cincinnati.
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They also declined to give any detail of the victims although reports said several of them were well known to the police. The motive for the shooting is unknown, police said, and there is no indication it was terror-related.
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Canadian Milos Raonic was looking at the bigger picutre after a loss to Roger Federer Sunday morning in the Stutttgart Open final. I will have a quiet week before Wimbledon with not many things going on, which is great. "I'm really happy.
Jacinda Ardern gives birth to a baby girl
New Zealand's first women prime minister, Helen Clark, wrote on Twitter: "What a proud day. gender quality in action". Ardern, who was elected past year and announced her pregnancy in January , plans to take six weeks of parental leave.
Saudi Arabia's plane lands with wing on fire
Footage that showed fire shooting from the engines underneath the wings was uploaded to Twitter after the plane had landed. The Saudis continued to move the ball around but barely threatened the typically gritty Uruguay defence.
Brazil held to draw by Switzerland at World Cup
The whirlwind finish delighted the Rostov Arena, where yellow-shirted Brazil fans vastly outnumbered the red of the Swiss. But Switzerland stood up to the Selecao with the equalizer in the 50th minute on a Steven Zuber header.
Hot and breezy for Father's Day, numerous rain chances ahead
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