Putin: “Blatter deserves Nobel Prize

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 25:   FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter shakes hands with Vladimir Putin, President of Russia ahead of the Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at The Konstantin Palace on July 25, 2015 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Putin: “Blatter deserves Nobel Prize”

Russia President Vladimir Putin has come out and said FIFA president Sepp Blatter “deserves Nobel Prize.”

“I don’t want to go into details but I don’t believe a word about him being involved in corruption personally,” said Putin, Reuters reports.

Putin added that Blatter’s fellow “heads of big international sporting federations, or the Olympic Games, deserve special recognition. If there is anyone who deserves the Nobel Prize, it’s those people.”

FIFA has had a year to forget with allegations of bribes, fixed matches, and fraud with former members and current board members all under investigation from the FBI.

Russia will host the 2018 World Cup, however Blatter will no longer be FIFA president then, as he expects to resign in early 2016.

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