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FIFA president Sepp Blatter to skip Women's World Cup final in Vancouver

06/30/2015 04:20 EDT | Updated 06/30/2016 05:59 EDT
TORONTO - FIFA president Sepp Blatter is skipping the Women's World Cup final. And his No. 2, secretary general Jerome Valcke, is also staying away.

"Due to their current commitments in Zurich, the FIFA president and the FIFA secretary general will remain at the FIFA headquarters," a FIFA spokesperson said Tuesday.

Valcke was due to attend the opening of the tournament in early June. But in the wake of the growing corruption scandal around the world governing body of soccer, FIFA said Valcke would remain in Zurich.

Blatter, meanwhile, was initially due to attend Sunday's final in Vancouver. But his travel plans were downgraded to undetermined.

That changed Tuesday to a No.

There was no immediate word on who will present the trophy to the winning team at B.C. Place Stadium.

"We will confirm in due time," a FIFA spokesperson said.

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