Blatter hopes to attend following Putin’s invitation
Sepp Blatter hopes to attend the Portugal-Morocco game, and fulfill an invitation from Vladimir Putin to attend the World Cup.
Blatter's spokesman Thomas Renggli says the former FIFA president plans to be in Moscow around June 20.
At Luzhniki Stadium that day, the fixture for Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal is a "possible game to watch," Renggli tells The Associated Press.
The 82-year-old Blatter has previously said his lawyers advised against travel from Switzerland since American and Swiss federal prosecutors unsealed investigations linked to FIFA in May 2015.
His final trip abroad as FIFA leader was to Russia in July 2015, for the World Cup qualifying program draw in St. Petersburg where he shared a stage with President Putin.