Sepp Blatter downplays match-fixing

February 9, 2013
By Press Association
GABORONE, Botswana -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter believes match-fixing affects only a small percentage of soccer games across the world and racism is a bigger problem for the sport.

"Football is so big, we will overcome," Blatter said Saturday. "It is a small percentage. Football will not die."

On Monday, the European Union police agency reported nearly 700 recent games have or may have been fixed in the last 18 months. Blatter, who is on a four-country tour of Africa ahead ...

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