Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that FIFA President Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize.
Putin & Blatter met on Saturday to discuss the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where Blatter assured him that it was still Russia’s to host.
After the meeting, Putin told reporters that Blatter deserved Nobel Prize for all his hardwork with the body.
“We all know the situation developing around Mr Blatter right now. I don’t want to go into details but I don’t believe a word about him being involved in corruption personally,” Putin said.
“I think people like Mr Blatter or the heads of big international sporting federations, or the Olympic Games, deserve special recognition. If there is anyone who deserves the Nobel prize, it’s those people.”