FIFA President Sepp Blatter won’t go to Women’s World Cup final

Global News

MONTREAL (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter will skip the Women’s World Cup final in Canada, avoiding a visit to North America at a time when U.S. officials are pursuing a criminal investigation into the game’s ruling body.

Blatter’s second-in-command, secretary general Jerome Valcke, will also be absent from the biggest event in women’s soccer “due to their current commitments in Zurich,” FIFA said in a statement Tuesday.

FIFA Senior Vice President Issa Hayatou of Cameroon will present the World Cup trophy to the winner of Sunday’s game, The New York Times reported on Tuesday before the United States’ semifinal against Germany. A FIFA spokeswoman said an announcement on the trophy presentation would be made “in due time.”

U.S. Soccer spokesman Neil Buethe said that the national governing body would have no comment.

The other commitments mean that FIFA’s top two officials will avoid a trip to Vancouver, which is…

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