Qatar 2022 Investigation: Blatter Says He’s Available To French Authorities
Former Fifa President Sepp Blatter/Photo: GEOFF ROBINS (AFP/File)

Former FIFA president Josep Blatter speaking on the fraudulent allegations surrounding 2022 World Cup awarded to Qatar has said he is opened for questioning should the French authorities wish to interview.

Ex-UEFA president Michel Platini and Blatter were suspended from football in 2015 and then banned.

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However, Platini was recently detained by French police and questioned over the 2010 award to Qatar.

The 83-year-old Swiss said on Thursday that “I am prepared to help to clarify all these situations, I heard that they will like to speak with me.

“It’s four years, and nothing has happened, this case should be settled, because it’s a non-case.”

Blatter’s 17-year reign as FIFA president ended when he was suspended for making a disloyal payment of two million Swiss francs (2 million dollars) to Platini in 2011.

A FIFA spokesperson however dismissed Blatter’s defence as irrelevant.

“Blatter is of course entitled to his opinions but … these opinions and allegations come from a person who was banned from football for six years for engaging in unethical behaviour.”