Blatter asks Morales to resolve debt crisis

FIFA president Joseph Blatter is asking the government of
Bolivia president Evo Morales to help resolve the debt crisis of
the country’s football federation.

In July, Bolivian tax authorities impounded assets of the
country’s football federation and froze its bank accounts, looking
to recover a reported $3.4 million in unpaid taxes.

In a letter released Tuesday by the Bolivian Football
Federation, Blatter asked Morales to arrange a meeting ”as soon as
possible” with top-ranking officials of FIFA and CONMEBOL, the
Paraguay-based governing body for South American football.

FIFA could hit Bolivian clubs and the national team with
sanctions if the debt issue is not resolved.