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Fifa's Sepp Blatter is victim of conspiracy, says daughter

The daughter of Fifa president Sepp Blatter has claimed her father is a victim of a conspiracy from "behind the scenes".

Blatter - who won a fifth term on Friday - has been under intense pressure to step down since senior Fifa officials were arrested on a string of corruption charges last week.

Meanwhile, Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has told ITV News "there would be no point" in the Football Association boycotting the World Cup unless a large number of countries considered taking the same step.

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Germany would not support Fifa World Cup boycott

Holders Germany do not want to boycott the World Cup. Credit: PA

Germany does not want a boycott of soccer's World Cup tournament, the president of the German Football Association (DFB) Wolfgang Niersbach told Reuters on Tuesday.

"We don't want to go down that route of a boycott - that won't accomplish anything," Niersbach said in an interview.

"We don't want to get into a situation like with boxing where there are several parallel associations. That doesn't work."

Following Sepp Blatter's re-election as FIFA president last week, the English Football Association's chairman Greg Dyke said his organisation would support any boycott led by UEFA, the sport's European federation.

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