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Sepp Blatter appears to shrug off widespread concerns about FIFA
Sepp Blatter appears to shrug off widespread concerns about FIFA

— FIFA President Sepp Blatter predicted Tuesday that the World Cup will be "a great event" for Brazil which can unite the world. But he didn't mention the country's difficulties preparing for the tournament, the protests over the $11 billion the government has spent to host the World Cup nor any of the controversies swirling around his organization, the governing body for soccer worldwide. "What is uniting us today and tomorrow and in the next month is the love of this beautiful game," Blatter said in opening the annual FIFA Congress. "They [fans] want to be here, they want to live this fiesta." The comments came hours after European...

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