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FIFA's Blatter: France, Germany try to put political pressure on World Cup votes

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says then-presidents Nicolas Sarkozy of France and Christian Wulff of Germany tried to swing voting representatives to pick their countries for the World Cup.

Michael Probst/AP/File

The embattled president of FIFA, the governing body for world soccer, told a German newspaper the presidents of France and Germany tried to exert political pressure before the World Cup was awarded to Russia and Qatar.

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