Blatter Says Vote for Russia, Qatar the Root of FIFA Crisis

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday the worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments. And he said those responsible must be punished. Blatter spoke at the FIFA congress hours before the presidential election. He is up for a fifth term.Blatter has refused calls to resign after FIFA was targeted by U.S. and Swiss authorities in separate corruption investigations.

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