Blatter apologises for Ronaldo remarks

Blatter came under fire from the Portugal international, Real manager Carlo Ancelotti and club president Florentino Perez after he stating a preference for Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi during a speech at the Oxford Union.

The Swiss described Messi as "a good boy that every father, every mother would like to have at home" when asked to compare the two players, who are in contention for the FIFA Ballon d'Or.

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