Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter speak during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Putin and Blatter on Tuesday visited  the Luzhniki Stadium which is under reconstruction for the final of the 2018 World Cup. The sign reads Russia-2018 Local Organizing Committee.  (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA says it has not decided to keep Russia and Ukraine apart in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup, despite reports to the contrary.

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