FIFA to confirm Blatter travel plan

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Published: Friday 5th June 2015 by The News Editor

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FIFA has refused to say whether Sepp Blatter or Jerome Valcke will attend the women’s World Cup in Canada.

Blatter, who is reportedly under investigation by the FBI, would normally attend the finals but is remaining in Zurich following Tuesday’s announcement that he is to step down as FIFA president.

Valcke, FIFA’s secretary general, is also reported to be under investigation. Asked if either was attending the women’s World Cup, a FIFA spokesperson said via email: “Future travel plans will be confirmed in due course.”

Meanwhile, Press Association Sport has obtained a copy of a cheque for 250,000 US dollars paid to Chuck Blazer as what he told US justice officials was as part of 750,000 dollars he received as a bribe to vote for South Africa to host the 2010 World Cup.

The US indictment states of the cheque: “The third payment, in the amount of USD 250,000, was made by check drawn on an account held in the name of CFU at Republic Bank in Trinidad and Tobago. The check was delivered to Co-Conspirator #1 [Blazer] by another individual who travelled by airplane from Trinidad and Tobago to JFK International Airport in Queens, New York, and then to CONCACAF’s headquarters in New York, New York, where he delivered the check to Co-Conspirator #1 [Blazer].”

Published: Friday 5th June 2015 by The News Editor

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