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    Blatter: England bid not damaged by investigation


    by ODN


    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."