Fifa president Sepp Blatter refuses to answer corruption questions during Women's World Cup press conference

Beleaguered official only wants to talk about the competition which he labels a "milestone" that is "good for women's football"
Fifa president Sepp Blatter refused to answer questions on recent corruption allegations during a press conference to talk about the upcoming Women's World Cup to be held in Germany.

Blatter was re-elected president of football's governing body unopposed last month amid allegations of bribery throughout the organisation.

Questions about the recent situation at Fifa were not permitted during the opening press conference with the 75-year-old wishing to focus on the Women's World Cup.

Blatter conducted the conference alongside the president of the World Cup organising committee, Steffi Jones who was also keen to avoid questions on the subject, while urging supporters to not whistle at Blatter when the tournament kicks off on Sunday.

"We're here to talk about the women's World Cup. I hope we're good hosts and that we show that tomorrow," Jones told reporters in Berlin.

Blatter was also on hand to discuss the importance of the competition, calling it a "milestone" for women's football whilst stating the 16-team tournament is "good for women's football all over the world."

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