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Fifa president Sepp Blatter has once again hit out at the Premier League claiming those in charge are only focused on "making money".

The attack comes after Blatter met with Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore as the two organisations looked to put past differences behind them.

If anything, the meeting appears to have widened the gulf between the two with Blatter insisting he and Scudamore still have significant differences.

Referring to the Premier League's approach to football's finances and quotas for foreign players, Blatter claimed Scudamore was only interested in cashing in.
Differences

"He is working to make a lot of money and I'm working to have football as a social, cultural event around the world, being a school of life, bringing hope, bringing emotions," Blatter told Bloomberg.

"That's the difference."

In the private meeting, Scudamore explained the league's opposition to Blatter's proposed 6+5 rule, which would see a maximum of five foreign players in starting line-ups in domestic games.

Blatter added: "He said that with the exception of (David) Beckham all England national team players play in the English league so therefore still his league is playing English football.

Not enough

"As long as you have in different teams only one or two English players, I think this is not enough."

The Premier League refused to comment on Blatter's statements, but FA chairman Lord Triesman spoke to defend Scudamore's intentions.

"I'm not running that business in the same way that President Blatter isn't running that business," he said.

"The chief executive of that business has of course got to look after their interests."

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