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FIFA chief wants two more Africa slots in expanded World Cup

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I will be appreciated when I've gone, says Blatter

I will be appreciated when I've gone, says Blatter

By Brian Homewood

ZURICH (Reuters) – Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes his critics will realize they have been wrong & will recognize his achievements once he has left soccer's world governing body.

In an interview with the BBC, the 79-year-old Swiss defended his record at the head of scandal-plagued FIFA & said he was respected in many parts of the world.

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I will be appreciated when I've gone, says Blatter

I will be appreciated when I've gone, says Blatter

By Brian Homewood

ZURICH (Reuters) – Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes his critics will realize they have been wrong & will recognize his achievements once he has left soccer's world governing body.

In an interview with the BBC, the 79-year-old Swiss defended his record at the head of scandal-plagued FIFA & said he was respected in many parts of the world.

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I will be appreciated when I've gone, says Blatter

I will be appreciated when I've gone, says Blatter

By Brian Homewood

ZURICH (Reuters) – Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes his critics will realize they have been wrong & will recognize his achievements once he has left soccer's world governing body.

In an interview with the BBC, the 79-year-old Swiss defended his record at the head of scandal-plagued FIFA & said he was respected in many parts of the world.

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I will be appreciated when I've gone, says Blatter

I will be appreciated when I've gone, says Blatter

By Brian Homewood

ZURICH (Reuters) – Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes his critics will realize they have been wrong & will recognize his achievements once he has left soccer's world governing body.

In an interview with the BBC, the 79-year-old Swiss defended his record at the head of scandal-plagued FIFA & said he was respected in many parts of the world.

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I will be appreciated when I've gone, says Blatter

I will be appreciated when I've gone, says Blatter

By Brian Homewood

ZURICH (Reuters) – Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes his critics will realize they have been wrong & will recognize his achievements once he has left soccer's world governing body.

In an interview with the BBC, the 79-year-old Swiss defended his record at the head of scandal-plagued FIFA & said he was respected in many parts of the world.

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NBA's current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

NBA's current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday – starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute.

That had the crowd roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown Johannesburg. It received even louder when African NBA legends Hakeem Olajuwon & Dikembe Mutombo stripped off their business suits to don their old team uniforms again & play for a little while in the second quarter.

The 52-year-old Olajuwon, in a Houston No. 34 jersey, pulled off a turn-around jumper – the ''Dream Shake'' – that had the current NBA stars leaping off the benches with their arms in the air.

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NBA's current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

NBA's current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday – starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute.

That had the crowd roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown Johannesburg. It received even louder when African NBA legends Hakeem Olajuwon & Dikembe Mutombo stripped off their business suits to don their old team uniforms again & play for a little while in the second quarter.

The 52-year-old Olajuwon, in a Houston No. 34 jersey, pulled off a turn-around jumper – the ''Dream Shake'' – that had the current NBA stars leaping off the benches with their arms in the air.

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NBA's current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

NBA's current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday – starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute.

That had the crowd roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown Johannesburg. It received even louder when African NBA legends Hakeem Olajuwon & Dikembe Mutombo stripped off their business suits to don their old team uniforms again & play for a little while in the second quarter.

The 52-year-old Olajuwon, in a Houston No. 34 jersey, pulled off a turn-around jumper – the ''Dream Shake'' – that had the current NBA stars leaping off the benches with their arms in the air.

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NBA's current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

NBA's current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday – starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute.

That had the crowd roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown Johannesburg. It received even louder when African NBA legends Hakeem Olajuwon & Dikembe Mutombo stripped off their business suits to don their old team uniforms again & play for a little while in the second quarter.

The 52-year-old Olajuwon, in a Houston No. 34 jersey, pulled off a turn-around jumper – the ''Dream Shake'' – that had the current NBA stars leaping off the benches with their arms in the air.

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