Blatter served as president of world football for 17 years between 1998 and 2015. Before stepping down was involved in fraud with Michel Platini. It was discovered that Blatter had transferred about 2 million Swiss francs ($2 million) in FIFA property to Platini in 2011 wrong in any way. UFABET And the transfer was Platini’s remuneration as a consultant to FIFA in the previous years.
The pair were eventually acquitted after a Swiss court ruled they were not guilty. But Blatter has now spoken out against Qatar being chosen to host World Cup 2022. Amidst the bewilderment of football fans around the world. That in fact it should have been the United States that hosted it. But it was because of Platini.
“Choosing Qatar was a mistake. At that time we agreed on the board that Russia should host the 2018 World Cup and the United States in 2022.”
“It would be peaceful if, after a long political battle. Two teams would host each other. But a week before the FIFA meeting in 2010. Michel Platini called me and said that our plan was no longer working. He told me that he had been invited to the Elysee Palace where (Nicolas) Sarkozy. The President of France had just had lunch with the Crown Prince of Qatar.”
Sarkozy said to Platini, ‘Let’s see what you and your UEFA colleagues can do to get Qatar to host the World Cup. Then I asked him. ‘So what?’ He replied, ‘Sepp Blatter what do you do when your president asks you for something?”
“So I don’t trust Platini any more. The result came out like this. Thanks to Platini and Platini’s four votes and his men. The World Cup will be held in Qatar instead of the United States, that’s a fact.”