Russia's Putin says FIFA arrests show US meddling abroad

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the United States of meddling outside its jurisdiction by arresting officials from soccer world governing body FIFA.

"This is yet another blatant attempt [by the United States] to extend its jurisdiction to other states," Putin said.

Putin added the arrests were a "clear attempt" to prevent the re-election of FIFA head Sepp Blatter and that he had Russia's backing.

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