Asuncion: FIFA president Sepp Blatter has slammed "political interference" in Egyptian football, in the wake of the death of 74 fans in riots following a midweek domestic match.
"In Egypt, football has been victim of political interference," he said late Friday at the opening of a Conmebol meeting in Paraguay.
"We cannot accept it. Football is for the people, the youth, to offer emotion and hope. We will never accept that it be used for political ends."