BBC Sport - Sepp Blatter: Russia 2018 World Cup 'agreed before vote'
World Cup vote 'agreed' - Blatter
- From the section Football
Suspended Fifa president Sepp Blatter suggests there was an agreement in place for Russia to host the 2018 World Cup before the vote had taken place following a "discussion" in 2010.
He adds that a late swing in the voting gave Qatar the 2022 World Cup and undid a similar agreement to hand it to the USA.
Blatter is serving a 90-day ban from football alongside Uefa chief Michel Platini. Both deny doing anything wrong.