June 20, 2018 / 2:22 PM / 9 months ago

Ex-FIFA boss Blatter in Moscow: It feels a bit like "my World Cup"

FILE PHOTO: Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures during an interview with Reuters in Zurich, Switzerland April 10, 2018. Picture taken April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he felt the soccer World Cup underway in Moscow was a little bit like “my World Cup” because he had been so well received on his visit to Moscow.

Blatter is currently serving a six-year ban for unethical conduct. In an interview with Russia’s RT broadcaster, he said he was in Russia as a guest, unlike previous World Cups where he was actively involved. He said he was still FIFA president, but had been suspended.

Reporting by Christian Lowe; writing by Tom Balmforth

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