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SBD Global/October 28, 2013/International Football
FIFA President Sepp Blatter Says Russia Will Host 2018 World Cup Despite 'Blight Of Racism'
Published October 27, 2013
BLATTER SPEAKS OUT: The AFP reported Blatter "wants tougher sanctions over racism in football, with teams kicked out of tournaments and points deducted." Blatter: "We need to eliminate teams from a competition or deduct points. Only by such decisions is it possible to go against racism and discrimination. If we don't do that, it will go on and on. We have to stop it, we need the courage to do it" (AFP, 10/27). WORLD FOOTBALL INSIDER reported Blatter said that he "wants Africa to be given more spots at the World Cup at the expense of European nations, a move that puts him on a collision course" with UEFA President Michel Platini (WORLD FOOTBALL INSIDER, 10/25).