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Warner claims $6M FIFA gift was to back Blatter

Updated: April 26, 2013, 12:04 PM ET
Associated Press

GENEVA -- Former soccer official Jack Warner claims FIFA gifted him $6 million toward a training center in Trinidad to support Sepp Blatter's first election as president in 1998.

Warner says a deal in May 1998 with then-FIFA President Joao Havelange ensured backing from the CONCACAF region for Blatter in what turned out to be a tight contest against Lennart Johansson.

"Blatter would never have seen the light of day as president of FIFA" without 30 CONCACAF votes, Warner said in a ...

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