Former president to sue FIFA and his successor

Former FIFA bossSsepp Blatter plans to sue world football's governing body and his successor for allegedly spreading "false information" and damaging his reputation. Blatter told a Swiss news magazine quote: "I will take legal actions against Gianni Infantino and FIFA". The 83-year-old former president was suspended from FIFA in 2015 amid a gigantic corruption scandal that rocked world football to its core.

But he claimed in Wednesday's interview that statements issued by FIFA regarding alleged payments he had received contained false information. He alleged that FIFA had spread "fake information and a deceitful representation" of the facts.

Among other things, he challenged allegations that following the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, he had received a bonus of 12 million Swiss francs which amounts to U.S. $12-million.


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