Associated Press  |  Last updated November 21, 2012
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More than a year after the leaders of English soccer tried to block his re-election, FIFA President Sepp Blatter signaled an end to the tensions between the two sides on Wednesday at the England team's new training base. Blatter, who was booed by fans during his last visit to England during the London Olympics, visited St. George's Park on Wednesday. FIFA contributed $500,000 toward the medical center at the training ground. Relations between FIFA and England were strained last year when the Football Association tried to block Blatter's re-election amid corruption scandals, while the FIFA president spoke about English ''arrogance'' after their failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup. But Blatter said Wednesday that there is no lingering animosity. ''When there are human beings from time to time relations are not as such as they should be in a very educated family,'' Blatter said. ''But when you are able then to bring everybody back to the same level, and this has been done in the ...
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