FIFA President Sepp Blatter has used the official closing of the World Cup in South Africa to defend his organization’s decision to award the 2018 and 2022 tournaments to Russia and Qatar respectively.
Speaking at Soccer City, the venue for the 2010 final, Blatter says “we shall go to new territories.”
Blatter added “don’t speak about money. This (the future World Cups) has nothing to do with money. It has to do with football development.”
Blatter also says there will be a $100 million fund for football development in South Africa, but says $20 million has already been spent on the South African Football Association’s new headquarters and part of the organizing of the tournament.