"Whether there are signs of corruption in FIFA, the
investigation must show. As for Joseph Blatter, he is a very
respected person, he has done a lot for the development of world
soccer... That's the one to be awarded Nobel Peace Prize," Putin
Speaking at his annual news conference, Putin also said Russia
had won its right to host the World Cup fairly and that it was
open for joint work on tackling doping following accusations of
widespread doping among Russian athletes.
(Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova, Alexander Winning, and Christian
Lowe; writing by Maria Kiselyova; editing by Dmitry Solovyov)
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