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"I will fight for me and I will fight for FIFA," said Blatter
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FIFA said it was aware of the arrests but did not give details.
Blatter was looking forward to presenting evidence that will prove he did not engage in any misconduct, his lawyer said
He is alleged of being involved in a plan to re-sell 2014 World Cup tickets for a lucrative profit.
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