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Blatter To Miss Euro 2016 Over Fear Of Extradition

Former president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter will likely not be in France for Euro 2016, as he fears that US authorities will arrest him.

The 80-year-old resigned as FIFA boss in June 2015, three days after being re-elected.

His resignation came amid arrest of several FIFA officials, over charges of corruption and bribery.

In February this year, Blatter claimed American law enforcement agencies were only interested in FIFA because Qatar won the hosting rights of the 2022 instead of USA.

He has now told France Football in an interview published on Tuesday that he might not travel for the European Championships, while maintaining his innocence.

“At the moment, I’m not going to France, no,” Blatter said.

“French authorities will not ask me for any explanations.

“But as long as this affair involving American authorities is running, I will not go to all the countries in the world.

“There are places where Swiss people have had bad experiences.

“It’s the case with a banker who went to Italy and found himself in New York.

“I will therefore not take the risk of coming to your country unless I receive an official invitation from the federation.

“If that’s not the case, I will not go. France is strongly linked to the United States”, he stated.