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Blatter: Nothing will stop Russia, Putin from hosting best World Cup in 2018

FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag is unsure about the promises by current FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter promised CONCACAF they 'should' have four places at the World Cup.
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has relayed his confidence in the Russian organising committee to deliver the 2018 World Cup amid concerns over their preparations.

Sepp Blatter believes Russia can host the best World Cup in history in 2018 ahead of a meeting with Russian president Vladamir Putin.

FIFA president Blatter met Putin on a visit to Sochi -- site of the 2014 Winter Olympics and one of the host venues for the 2018 tournament -- on Monday, and declared his pride in Russia's preparations beforehand.

"I am a happy and proud president. I am proud that Russia is getting ready to host the World Cup," Blatter said in quotes picked up by Reuters.

"A lot of...

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Australia face logistical challenge from 2018 WCQ draw - coach Postecoglou

ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson assess the positives from Australia's performance against Germany.

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has described their 2018 World Cup qualifying draw as a logistical "challenge" with the Socceroos facing long journeys across Asia.

The 2015 Asian Cup champions avoided Japan, South Korea and Asia's top-ranked FIFA side Iran as they were drawn against Jordan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Bangladesh in the first stage of qualifiers through the Asian Football Confederation.

The qualifiers for the 2018 tournament in Russia also double as qualifiers for the next...