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Blatter asked for security staff to be more vigilant and it was a few moments before those nearest to the two women reacted, he says. 10:10 GMT - Qatar - Organisers of Qatar's 2022 World Cup insist their controversial bid was conducted "with integrity and to the highest ethical standards". It is the first official statement by Qatar since the arrests of seven FIFA officials earlier this week and the launching of an investigation into the bidding process of the 2018/2022 tournaments.
By Mike Collett and Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - World soccer boss Sepp Blatter was expected to be re-elected on Friday, defying growing calls for him to step down in the face of corruption scandals engulfing the sport's governing body. Addressing FIFA delegates at the body's annual Congress in Switzerland, where members will later vote to decide the organization's presidency, Blatter promised more transparency and urged members to remain unified. Blatter also sought to distance himself from the scandal, the biggest crisis FIFA has faced in its 111-year history.