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20 June, 2018, 16:10
"The former Federation Internationale de Football Association president has an open invite from Vladimir Putin to attend the tournament", BBC Sport correspondent Richard Conway posted on Twitter.
The 21st edition of the FIFAWorld Cup kicked off at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, where 32 nations, divided into eight groups are fighting it out for the coveted trophy in the month-long event.
Blatter and Michel Platini were each handed eight year bans by the Federation Internationale de Football Association ethics committee in December 2015, following an investigation into a "disloyal payment" of two million dollars from Blatter to Platini.
It is understood Blatter, who is serving a six-year suspension which brought an end to his reign as president after 17 years in charge, will attend Wednesday's match between Portugal and Morocco.
The Swiss was in charge of football's global governing body at the time Russian Federation was awarded the tournament before his reign ended amid a corruption scandal involving FIFA.
"I spoke with one of your colleagues from Associated Press and he said if Wales and Scotland joined together and I said, why not Ireland'".
His appearance at the World Cup in Russian Federation is potentially embarrassing for FIFA and its new head, Gianni Infantino, who has promised to clean up the organisation. Federation Internationale de Football Association said on its official Twitter account.
His arrival in Moscow was Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg.
A Swiss criminal proceeding was opened against Blatter in September 2015 for alleged financial misconduct.
Blatter shared the draw ceremony stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian leader this week.
The World Cup is upon us once again after four years, which typically means lots of drinking and shouting at the television. You never stop until the final whistle and thankfully it paid off for us with a late goal and a big win in the group stage.
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Brazil meet Costa Rica on Friday and will hope Neymar is available to fire them to a first victory of the tournament. Brazil and Switzerland are two points behind group leader Serbia, which defeated Costa Rica 1-0 in its opener.
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He wasn't scoring on a free kick for a long time and this time, when it mattered the most, he achieved the goal . And he claims there is no reason why the 33-year-old could not play at the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022.
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