Blatter revealed that he had planned for Russia and the United States to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
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Embattled football 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.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.Blatter repeated his contention that the U.S. multi-million-dollar investigation was a direct result of the United States missing out on the right to host the 2022 World Cup.
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