Blatter aims to ease sponsor anger over FIFA graft

Blatter aims to ease sponsor anger over FIFA graft

AFP FIFA is taking action to ease the fears of sponsors over corruption scandals, world football chief Sepp Blatter said Saturday as he denied authorising a $10 million payment to a disgraced official. A US indictment says that in 2008 a FIFA official authorized the payment of $10 million -- an alleged bribe from South Africa -- through a FIFA account to Jack Warner. Blatter told a press confere…

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