Blatter: England bid not damaged by investigation

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Fifa president Sepp Blatter has said he believes England's bid for the 2018 World Cup bid will not be damaged by the fall-out of the Sunday Times investigation.

Six Fifa officials have received bans following the corruption scandal brought to light by the investigation.

Blatter told a news conference that the 'entrapment' was "not fair" but said that should not - as is feared by England 2018 - rebound on their bid.

The Fifa president said: "Why should this have an influence on the English bid? Human beings taking decision don't look so much at the documents in front of them so I don't think they will take into consideration what has been published or not.

"That's my opinion."