This image taken from Associated Press television shows Sepp Blatter as he prepares to speak to the Associated Press in Zurich, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. (AP Photo)
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Sepp Blatter feels relief at no longer being FIFA president and warmly praised his successor Gianni Infantino on Saturday.Blatter and the 45-year-old Infantino were born in the neighboring towns of Visp and Brig."If a majority of the 207 national associations so clearly indicated where they want to go then I can only say, 'Gianni, good luck and do it,'" Blatter said.He said he knew Infantino would win when the first-round result was announced in the four-candidate vote Friday. A longtime master of FIFA politics, Blatter understood on Thursday that the sheikh's front-runner status through much of a four-month campaign might not hold up.
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