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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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Fifa silent on Blatter and Valcke World Cup plans

FIFA has refused to say whether Sepp Blatter or Jerome Valcke will attend the women's World Cup in Canada.

Both men are reported to be under investigation. Credit: PA

Blatter, who is reportedly under investigation by the FBI, would normally attend the finals but is remaining in Zurich following Tuesday's announcement that he is to step down as FIFA president.

Valcke, FIFA's secretary general, is also reported to be under investigation.

Asked if either was attending the women's World Cup, a FIFA spokesperson said via email: "Future travel plans will be confirmed in due course."

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