A combination made on October 29, 2015 shows two pictures showing Fifa president president Sepp Blatter (L) on May 30, 2015 in Zurich, and UEFA leader Michel Platini on May 28, 2015 in Zurich. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN
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Embattled soccer boss Sepp Blatter has rejected complaints made by the sport's biggest sponsors over a bribery and corruption scandal, saying they were politically motivated and made at the behest of the United States.FIFA, which Blatter ran for 17 years, is engulfed in the biggest scandal of its history, with 14 soccer officials and sports marketing executives indicted by the United States.Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini are both serving 90-day suspensions imposed by FIFA's Ethics Committee, which is looking into a 2 million Swiss franc ($2.03 million) payment Blatter made to Platini in 2011 -- a case that is also part of a separate Swiss criminal investigation.In that interview Blatter revealed that he had planned for Russia and the United States to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
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