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FIFA President: Germany, France applied pressure in World Cup votes

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter says France and Germany applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively. Blatter has told German media that the interventions were made by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and former German President Christian Wulff. He said voters from Germany had received a recommendation from Wulff to vote for Qatar out of economic interests. In further controversial comments, Blatter said German firms were already doing construction work in Qatar even before the voting took place. The head of the world football governing body said in June that he would stand down, following pressure over corruption scandals of top FIFA officials. But he has remained defiant, saying he's going to stay to save FIFA. Live @ http://www.presstv.ir/live.html Twitter @ http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak @ http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+ @ http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram @ http://instagram.com/presstvchannel