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Russia's President Vladimir Putin looks on while speaking with journalists in Itamaraty Palace in Brazilia, early on July 17, 2014. (Alexi Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Russia's President Vladimir Putin looks on while speaking with journalists in Itamaraty Palace in Brazilia, early on July 17, 2014. (Alexi Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin today weighed in on the corruption charges levied against top officials at soccer's governing body, saying the arrests that stemmed from charges announced by the United States Justice Department are a "blatant attempt" by the U.S to extend its jurisdiction.

Putin didn't stop there. He also drew a parallel between the accused FIFA officials and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Meanwhile, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has called for FIFA chief Sepp Blatter to resign.

Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca joins host Lisa Mullins with details.

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This segment aired on May 28, 2015.

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