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You cannot buy a World Cup – Blatter

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Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter has insisted the vote to host the 2022 World Cup was not fixed, saying: “You cannot buy a World Cup.”

The 79-year-old protested his innocence of corruption allegations as he awaits the outcome of an appeal against an eight-year ban from the sport.

“I am sure there is justice in this world and that I have committed nothing which goes to criminal law,” he said.

Football’s governing body will elect a successor to the Swiss on 26 February.

Blatter won a fifth Fifa presidential election in May but was banned for eight years for a “disloyal payment” of £1.3m to suspended Uefa president Michel Platini.

He is also under investigation for alleged criminal mismanagement, but has always denied any wrongdoing.

Speaking to The Times,