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Fifa: Sepp Blatter to travel to Women’s World Cup final

Fifa president Sepp Blatter still intends to travel to Canada for the final of the Women’s World Cup this month despite the crisis engulfing world football’s governing body.
General secretary Jerome Valcke announced on Monday that he will not be making the trip.
He was due to attend the opening of the tournament, which begins on 6 June.
“It is important that he attends to matters at Fifa’s headquarters in Zurich,” read a statement.
BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent Richard Conway called Valcke’s decision a “highly unusual move”.
Fifa in crisis

Fifa has been dogged by corruption allegations but became embroiled in fresh controversy last week when seven officials were arrested on charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering.
The arrests – a result of a United States prosecution – took place in Zurich last Wednesday as Fifa officials from around the globe gathered in the Swiss city for their latest congress.
On the same day, Fifa was also rocked by the news that Swiss authorities had begun a separate criminal investigation into how the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were allocated.
Blatter was encouraged to quit in the wake of the arrests but was re-elected as Fifa president for a fifth term of office on Friday, claiming he was the man to lead reform of the organisation.

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