Sepp Blatter defends scandal role

Updated: July 12, 2012, 3:01 PM ET
Associated Press

GENEVA -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter defended his role in a World Cup kickbacks scandal on Thursday, after his former boss Joao Havelange was formally identified for taking millions of dollars in payments from marketing deals.

FIFA published a Swiss prosecutor's report on Wednesday confirming that Havelange accepted kickbacks in the 1990s during Blatter's 17-year stint serving him as FIFA's top administrator.

Asked if he knew Havelange took kickbacks from disgraced marketing agency ...

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