Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said that he believes Ireland and the United Kingdom should host the 2030 World Cup. They (England) have had it in '66 so it is a long time ago. And I think with 48 teams, you need more than one country, definitely. The state has got one of the most passionate fan bases of Brazil and Argentina, the two title favourites in Russian Federation. England football team fans will now view Russian Federation in a more positive light after the 2018 FIFA World Cup, The Guardian British daily wrote in an article "Ten things we have learned from the first round of World Cup games".
Blatter, who has been banned from all football-related activities for six years over ethics violations, decided not to attend the World Cup opener last week, thereby avoiding a potentially embarrassing meeting with his successor Gianni Infantino.
The 82 year-old Swiss is banned from taking part in any Federation Internationale de Football Association activities until 2022.
To celebrate the beginning of the World Cup, a Chandigarh Physical Education teacher, Balraj Singh, carved out a miniature sculpture of the FIFA World Cup trophy here.
No charges have yet been brought and Blatter has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.
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"I have known Blatter since 1980".
Speaking to Sky Sports News, the former FIFA President said that England and the United Kingdom were overdue the World Cup having last held it in 1966.
Brazil might not be the runaway favourites for the 2018 World Cup title but for the fans in Kerala, football is above the trophy.
Blatter was replaced at the head of Federation Internationale de Football Association by Gianni Infantino.