Blatter says 2014 World Cup was '9.25 out of 10'

Last Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014 13:03 hrs

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil was a '9.25 out of 10', FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said.

Germany bagged their fourth World Cup trophy on Sunday after defeating Argentina by 1-0 to end a tournament that featured a record of 171 goals and was reportedly described by some as the best ever.

Blatter said that they were calculating using all the computers and Facebooks, and then out of 10 they came 9.25, and the FIFA president marked the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as nine out of 10, The BBC reported.

The 78-year-old said that Brazil has improved since South Africa after the 20th World Cup concluded on July 13.

Despite pre-tournament fears surrounding security, transport and stadiums proving largely unfounded, the World Cup was successful as it saw a 5-1 thrashing of holders Spain by Netherlands and Germany humiliating the hosts Brazil 7-1 in the semifinals.

The tournament saw underdogs Costa Rica, Algeria and Columbia all impressing in the knockout stages and it also saw a controversy with Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez being banned for four months after biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.

The next World Cup would be hosted by Russia in four years' time, the report added. (ANI)

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