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SBD Global/July 1, 2013/International Football
FIFA President Sepp Blatter Says Brazil Protests Have Not Harmed Organization
Published July 1, 2013
DEFENDING HIS DECISION: BLOOMBERG's Tariq Panja reported Blatter "defended his decision to temporarily leave Brazil during the Confederations Cup" for an int'l youth football tournament in Turkey, saying that he was fulfilling his responsibilities. Blatter "surprised Brazilian officials by leaving after the opening games of the eight-team Confederations Cup." He said, "In no way could it be said that I escaped responsibility, on the contrary I accepted two responsibilities at the same time" (BLOOMBERG, 6/28).