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The Russian Football Union honorary president Vyacheslav Koloskov, who played an important role in securing the tournament, was quoted by Russian news agency RIA Novosti as saying he meant to meet with Blatter.

TASS news agency quoted Alexei Sorokin, head of the Russia-2018 organizing committee, as saying he had seen Infantino and Blatter at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium watching Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco.

England bid for this year's tournament but lost out to Russian Federation despite being one of the favourites.

"This is what I introduced in 2011", Blatter said. "But I'm a guest and I'm taking the programme they are offering to me. and I'm happy to be here".

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Blatter and Michel Platini were each handed eight year bans by the Federation Internationale de Football Association ethics committee in December 2015, following an investigation into a "disloyal payment" of two million dollars from Blatter to Platini.

"OK, I cannot act like a president of Federation Internationale de Football Association, but a suspended player can go to the stadium or training - this is the same.

Coming into the World Cup, they did not have the type of form to light up any stadium", Price, who is also coach of local club Boys' Town, told The Gleaner on Tuesday. The fans eagerly wait to see if wonder boy Neymar who was brilliant at the 2104 World Cup can carry his form into this edition of the football extravaganza. (I was told that) it could be with Wales and Scotland together but I said why not Ireland altogether?

"Football should not be dominated by politics".

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"It is emotional to come here, football is still my life, you can not stop that after working for 41 years in football", he said.

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Last week, former Scottish Football Association boss Stewart Regan said an English-led home nations bid is "definitely on the radar".

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