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Rousseff, Blatter jeered at World Cup final

Rousseff and Blatter face jeers, whistles as Brazil, FIFA presidents present World Cup trophy
Posted on July 13, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 13, 2014 at 6:15 p.m.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil President Dilma Rousseff and FIFA President Sepp Blatter have been jeered and whistled by spectators before they presented the trophy at the World Cup final.

Whistling noises were heard from the stands at the Maracana Stadium when they were shown on giant screens after Germany’s 1-0 win over Argentina.

Rousseff and Blatter jointly handed over the trophy to Germany captain Philipp Lahm.

The Brazil president attended just her second match of the tournament and was subjected to an insulting chant by spectators as the trophy was presented.

At the 18 World Cup matches Blatter has attended, he was rarely shown on giant screens inside stadiums.

Last year, Blatter and Rousseff were jeered while he made a speech at the opening ceremony for the Confederations Cup in Brasilia.




 FILE - In this Friday, July 27, 2012 file photo, Chairmen of the two chambers of the new FIFA Ethics Committee Michael Garcia, left, from the US and Joachim Eckert, right, from Germany attend a press conference, at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert is unlikely to reach final decisions in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding corruption probe until early next year. The German judge also suggested on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, it was not his job to remove Russia or Qatar as hosts or order a re-vote based on FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia's investigation. (AP Photo/Keystone, Walter Bieri, File)

Updated on Sept. 22, 2014 at 12:38 p.m.
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