Sepp Blatter to attend 2018 World Cup preliminary draw in St Petersburg | Football | The Guardian

The Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, will attend the 2018 World Cup’s preliminary draw in St Petersburg on 25 July, Russia’s Sports Minister, Vitaly Mutko, was quoted as saying on Thursday.“


Sepp will be coming. He confirmed this to me yesterday. He will also meet with the president of Russia,” Mutko said in an interview with the newspaper Express.


Blatter, 79, said on 2 June he would step down from his post after American and Swiss authorities widened their investigations into bribery and corruption at world ’s governing body. Blatter has not been charged with any wrongdoing.



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