October 28, 2015 / 9:25 AM / 2 years ago

FIFA's Blatter says Russia will not lose 2018 World Cup: TASS

FIFA President Sepp Blatter in his home-town Ulrichen, Switzerland, in this August 22, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter, the suspended head of global soccer body FIFA, said on Wednesday that Russia will not lose its right to host the 2018 soccer World Cup, Russian news agency TASS reported.

“It’s ruled out,” Blatter told TASS in an interview. “Russia will not lose the World Cup.”

Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Writing by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Christian Lowe

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