FIFA President Sepp Blatter wistfully pines for a World Cup in outer space


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As the heat increases on FIFA President Sepp Blatter, it’s comforting to know that he’s shrugging off all the criticism and focusing on what really matters: the eventuality that one day, we’ll be playing soccer in outer space.

Blatter made no mention of the controversy surrounding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, an issue that that is receiving unwanted attention on the eve of this year’s World Cup in Brazil, during his speech to the FIFA Congress on Wednesday in Brazil. Instead, he said this, per the Guardian:

In his address to the Fifa Congress the day before the Brazil World Cup kicks off, Blatter said: “We shall wonder if one day our game is played on another planet? Why not? Then we will have not only a World Cup we will have inter-planetary competitions. Why not?”

Naturally, Blatter channeling his inner stoned college student got the Twitter wags going.

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After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.

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