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Sebastian Coe blasts Sepp Blatter

October 31, 2012
By Associated Press
LONDON -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter once described English soccer as being "run by idiots," according to Sebastian Coe's new book.

Coe, who headed the London Olympics, worked with Blatter as chairman of FIFA's ethics committee before taking a role with England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

Russia won the hosting rights after England's bid attracted only two votes following Blatter voicing concerns about English media intrusion into the FIFA executive committee.
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