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FIFA president Blatter slams English media and US: You're BITTER!

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has attacked the English media and US legal authorities after his re-election yesterday.

Blatter, who beat Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan in Friday's presidential election, claimed it was sour grapes after the USA and England's World Cup bid defeats and also criticised UEFA for a "hate" campaign.

He told Swiss TV station RTS: "No-one is going to tell me that it was a simple coincidence this American attack two days before the elections of FIFA. It doesn't smell right. This has touched me and FIFA.

"Not only did they try to denigrate me but also they used the moment to say, 'This is the time to go'. Then it was said, 'We are going to boycott the congress'. But where are we? Where is the sportsmanship? There are signs that cannot be ignored. The Americans were the candidates for the World Cup of 2022 and they lost.

"The English were the candidates for 2018 and they lost, so it was really the English media and the American movement.

"If they have a financial crime that regards American citizens, then they must arrest these people there and not in Zurich when we have a congress in Zurich.

"The United States, it is the main sponsors of Hashemite kingdom [Jordan].

"This corruption affair is between North America and South America. It was taken to Zurich and they say it is FIFA."

He added: "The journalists made a deal: Blatter out. It is a hatred not only by one person at UEFA but by the organisation of UEFA that has not accepted that I have been president since 1998. I forgive everyone but I don't forget."

Asked about UEFA pulling out of FIFA or the World Cup, he added: "We cannot live without UEFA and UEFA cannot live without us."

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