Blatter aims fire at English

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has renewed his attack on his English critics, claiming they are bitter at the failed bid to stage the 2018 World Cup. “They thought that football should have come home; the World Cup was theirs by right,” Blatter said. “When they came with David Beckham, Prince William and Prime Minister Cameron, they were certain of winning. They got two votes. Since then, they have looked for every means to justify their defeat.” Russia won last year’s vote to host the 2018 tournament, with Qatar controversially awarded the 2022 World Cup.