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'Selfless' Blatter: Putin

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Thursday congratulated the controversial Sepp Blatter on his re-election as head of world football, predicting he would continue to work "selflessly" for the game.

sports Updated: Jun 03, 2011 01:27 IST

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday congratulated the controversial Sepp Blatter on his re-election as head of world football, predicting he would continue to work "selflessly" for the game.

"The results of the elections clearly show your great international authority and acknowledge your unique contribution to the work of FIFA and devotion to the popularization and development of football," Putin said.