Liberia Suspends Soccer To Combat Ebola Outbreak, Protect Sepp Blatter

The soccer ball has stopped rolling in Liberia due to the recent outbreak of the ebola virus. Liberia’s Football Association has indefinitely suspended all soccer activities in an effort to combat the spread of the ebola virus, according to the BBC. “Football being a contact sport — people are sweating — they do contact each other, and that could result in contracting the...
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Blatter eager to see Suarez back

Sepp Blatter is looking forward to the return of Luis Suarez, just 18 days into the Uruguay striker’s global ban […]
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter ´surprised´ by Messi award

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has admitted his surprise at seeing Lionel Messi collect the World Cup Golden Ball. The Argentina […]
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanishing Spray Will Be Used in the UEFA Champions League

Vanishing spray, named 9:15 Fairplay after the amount of distance between the defensive wall and the free-kick taker, is making its way from the 2014 World Cup to the UEFA Champions League for the 2014-2015 season and could be heading to the Premier League after that. Having been considered a huge success in keeping the defensive wall at 10 feet during free kicks, inventor Heine...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

What Will FIFA Do About Arjen Robben’s Blatant Dive Against Mexico?

In February, FIFA President Sepp Blatter stated that diving would be taken seriously and that FIFA would use video evidence if needed to punish those who did it. Blatter stated: “Video evidence can be used for serious breaches of the principle of fair play such as brawling, spitting at opponents, verbal insults and racist slurs, or for incorrectly awarded red or yellow cards....
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mexico coach defends fans' offensive chant

Mexico World Cup coach Miguel Herrera has said his team supports the fans' chanting of 'puto' during the World Cup matches in Brazil. The term has many derogatory meanings, including being used as a gay slur.The New York Daily News reported:Herrera says Mexico fans shouting the slur as the rival team's goalkeeper takes a goal kick is ''not that bad.'...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter Suggests Inter-Planetary Soccer Competitions in the Future

Amid calls for his resignation, Sepp Blatter today came out with one of his most bizarre statements yet. The FIFA president whimsically suggested that soccer could be played on other planets in the future, possibly resulting in an inter-galactic tournament akin to the World Cup. In a speech at the FIFA Congress, Blatter said “We shall wonder if one day our game is played on another...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup Cancelled After Kevin Says Soccer is “Dumb”

The 2014 FIFA World Cup was cancelled today after organizers learned that Kevin said the sport of soccer is “dumb.” “Or football or whatever the hell they call it,” wrote Kevin. “Either way it’s a stupid sport and no one gives a crap about it.” FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced the cancellation of the tournament this morning after hearing about Kevin’s comments...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Sepp Blatter Dances Like You’d Expect Sepp Blatter to Dance

Sepp Blatter’s got the moves like a 78 year-old Swiss man, he’s got the moves like a 78 year-old Swiss man, he’s got the mooooooooooves like a 78 year-old Swiss man. - – - – - Also see …  10 Soccer Terms American Sports Fans Must Know to Understand the World Cup U.S. World Cup team motivated to get Cristiano Ronaldo’s autograph SP’s 2014 FIFA World Cup page The post...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: John Oliver eviscerates FIFA and the 2014 World Cup

If you haven’t been watching “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” you should really start. The ex-Daily Show correspondent has been fantastic during the first season of his new Sunday night HBO show. His protracted rants about one subject each week have been absolutely perfect and this Sunday was no exception. Oliver’s target this week? FIFA and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Faces Backlash From European Powers

FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s attempts at demagoguery and playing at fear may have gone over well with Asian and African nations on Monday but Tuesday he faced he major backlash from leaders in the European game. Michael van Praag, a Dutch Executive Committee member of UEFA, the governing body of European football, said to a newspaper in the Netherlands: “People link FIFA to...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter Says 400 Billion People Will Watch The World Cup, Is Probably Wrong

FIFA president Sepp Blatter was on the attack today, addressing the bribery claims levied against his organization on the eve of the World Cup. In addition to his “racist” accusations, during an address to FIFA Congress (which, at this point, sounds like a close cousin to the Imperial Senate), Blatter boasted about the popularity of the world’s most popular sporting event,...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter thinks anyone complaining about the Qatar World Cup is racist

In case you were wondering just what exactly goes on in the mind of FIFA head Sepp Blatter, some quotes that he made this weekend should enlighten you a little bit. In talking about the much-maligned 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Blatter said the criticism of it was inspired by “a great deal of discrimination and racism”. Yes, that is an actual thing he said. Sure Sepp, everyone that...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Africa supports FIFA boss Blatter, hits out at “degrading” media

Issa HayatouAfrica’s soccer chiefs launched an attack on the media – “notably British” – for what it called “repeated, deliberately hateful, defamatory and degrading attacks” on the integrity of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) “and the entire African continent”.In a resolution posted on its website following Monday’s general assembly meeting, CAF hit...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter Hits Out at “Racist” British Media

FIFA President Sepp Blatter launched into an astonishing tirade against the British press today at the Asian Football Confederation’s meeting in São Paulo. With increased scrutiny surrounding Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, Blatter went on the offensive against those in the British press criticizing the member of the Asian Confederation. Blatter said “We...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch John Oliver incinerate the clown show that is FIFA

Somebody at Comedy Central must be terrified for their job, how did they let John Oliver get away?  The former Daily Show correspondent Oliver’s new show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has come out of that gate scorching.  What ever happened to growing pains when starting a new series? Everyone that follows football/soccer is well aware that FIFA is an evil, corrupt organization...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

John Oliver went after FIFA and Sepp Blatter, and it was glorious

On Sunday night’s episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver sent his sights on FIFA and president Sepp Blatter in advance of the World Cup. The commentary is absolutely spot-on and hilarious, and brings up some amazing comparisons. So, if fans weren’t aware of how corrupt and disgusting of an organization FIFA was before this, they sure as hell are now. I highly...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

John Oliver Demolishes FIFA, Sepp Blatter On ‘Last Week Tonight’ (Video)

Late-night host John Oliver made one fact abundantly clear Sunday night: He loves soccer, but he hates FIFA. The “Daily Show” alum took soccer’s international governing body to task on his new show, “Last Week Tonight,” blasting FIFA and its president, Sepp Blatter, for a laundry list of issues that apply to both the upcoming 2014 World Cup and Brazil and the highly controversial...
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Time For FIFA To Reform: Anger At Soccer’s Governing Body Reaching Tipping Point

The Sunday Times’ report into alleged corruption surrounding Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid is yet another unwanted body blow to FIFA’s credibility as the custodians of world soccer. The central allegation revolves around former Asian Football Confederation President Mohammed Bin Hammam, who is claimed to have paid a total of $5million to so-called ‘senior football officials’...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Qatar Won World Cup Bid With $5M In Payments From Former FIFA Official

FIFA president Sepp Blatter admitted it was a mistake to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup because of the country’s extreme summer heat. But the organization may soon have to admit to other mistakes concerning Qatar as well. Reports from the British newspaper The Sunday Times — confirmed by BBC Sport — claim that former Qatari football official Mohamed bin Hammam secretly paid...
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

United Passions: The story-of-FIFA movie with Mr Orange as Sepp Blatter alongside Johnny 5 man

United Passions: The story-of-FIFA movie with Mr Orange as Sepp Blatter alongside Johnny 5 man - originally posted on The story of the world’s soccer federation, FIFA, is now being told in a forthcoming movie. The film gets behind the scenes of how FIFA began, right the way up to current President, Sepp Blatter. Most excitingly it is a chance to relive some of glorious...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA has paid millions of dollars for a movie epic about FIFA

From the “you can not be serious” department comes the most amazingly brazen and shameless story I have seen in a long, long time. This week a movie entitled United Passions is debuting at the Cannes Film Festival.  What is United Passions you ask?  It’s a dramatic motion picture telling the glorious story of FIFA. Yes, that FIFA.  The FIFA that has come to earn its reputations...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA Now Admits That Awarding The World Cup To Qatar Was A Mistake

Getty Image So the World Cup in Qatar is a tragic joke. People are dying, workers are being mistreated, and the entire operation is bleeding money. Not that they don’t have it to spend, it’s just insane to think that so much would go into a sporting event. But now FIFA President Sepp Blatter is officially calling the choice of Qatar for the World Cup a huge mistake. From NBC...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s up to the world media to make FIFA pay for its Qatar World Cup “mistake”

On Friday FIFA’s imperial leader Sepp Blatter admitted what the world has known for quite some time now.  Awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar was a “mistake” in an interview with Swiss media outlet RTS. “Of course, it was a mistake. You know, one makes a lot of mistakes in life.” That quote will be transmitted all over the world as an admission of the abominable situation...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Admits 2022 World Cup in Qatar a Mistake

photo credit: calciostreaming via photopin cc Amidst a lot of backlash, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has finally admitted that the selection of Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup was a mistake, but not for the reasons you’d think. In an interview with Swiss Media network RTS, Blatter stated: “Of course, it was a mistake. You know, one makes a lot of mistakes in life.” Many critics...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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