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FIFA opens talks on 2022 World Cup dates in Qatar

ZURICH (AP) FIFA will host its first consultation meeting next week to agree dates for playing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. FIFA says its six confederations plus clubs, leagues and players' unions from around the world will be represented at talks led by Asian Football Confederation President Sheik Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa of Bahrain. A second session is scheduled for November...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Putin rules out cutting 2018 World Cup venues

MOSCOW (AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin has ruled out cutting any of the 11 host cities for the 2018 World Cup despite repeated recommendations from FIFA head Sepp Blatter. Russia's tournament organizers were surprised when Blatter suggested at the World Cup in Brazil that two stadiums should be dropped for the 2018 tournament. Blatter raised the issue again when he traveled...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini will not stand against Blatter in fight for FIFA presidency

UEFA president Michel Platini will not run against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. The 59-year-old confirmed to UEFA delegates in Monaco that he had decided against standing for the FIFA post as he wants to continue his work as head of European football's ruling body. Platini told a news conference he felt passionately that he should stay with UEFA. "This is the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini will not challenge Blatter for FIFA presidency

UEFA chief Michel Platini has announced that he will not challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. Speaking at […]
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michel Platini won't run against Sepp Blatter

MONACO (AP) Michel Platini will not challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. Iceland football association president Geir Thorsteinsson says Platini told officials at a closed-door UEFA meeting Thursday that he will not be a candidate in FIFA's election in May. Thorsteinsson says ''we went for peace. I think it is the logical decision.'' Platini was expected...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michel Platini won't run against Sepp Blatter

MONACO (AP) Michel Platini will not challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. Iceland football association president Geir Thorsteinsson says Platini told officials at a closed-door UEFA meeting Thursday that he will not be a candidate in FIFA's election in May. Thorsteinsson says ''we went for peace. I think it is the logical decision.'' Platini was expected...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini prepares to announce FIFA election plan

GENEVA (AP) Michel Platini is set to announce Thursday if he will challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. The UEFA president will meet the leaders of his 54 member federations in Monaco before a news conference to explain his decision. UEFA spokesman Pedro Pinto says ''he will present his plan and they will give him their feedback.'' Blatter has led FIFA...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA’s Sepp Blatter profile reads like North Korean propaganda

The August 22nd issue of The FIFA Weekly contains a short profile of supreme leader FIFA President Sepp Blatter.  There are plenty of very serious issues in FIFA that make it a punchline around the world – massive amounts of corruption, ineptitude, a lack of real action to battle racism, Qatar, etc.  Oh, and did I mention massive amounts of corruption? One of the most comical elements...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA Thinks It’s Tough for Women To Understand Offside Rules

It’s no secret that FIFA isn’t the most “forward thinking” organization in the world. This latest example gets listed under “sexism.” In a recent article of “The FIFA Weekly,” FIFA’s official magazine, Sepp Renggli chronicles Sepp Blatter as he goes back home to his hometown team in Switzerland. The entire article screams of PR spin to try and divert Blatter from...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA Thinks It’s Tough for Women To Understand Offside Rules

It’s no secret that FIFA isn’t the most “forward thinking” organization in the world. This latest example gets listed under “sexism.” In a recent article of “The FIFA Weekly,” FIFA’s official magazine, Sepp Renggli chronicles Sepp Blatter as he goes back home to his hometown team in Switzerland. The entire article screams of PR spin to try and divert Blatter from...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Relations between FIFA and Russia are under strain

Relations between FIFA and its next World Cup host, Russia, are under strain. Two major issues have flared since July 13, when Russian state President Vladimir Putin sat next to FIFA President Sepp Blatter at the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Control of Crimean football clubs and expensive new stadiums for FIFA's flagship tournament. Attempts by the Russian football...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA to host global summit on ethics in sports

ZURICH (AP) FIFA will host a conference on ethical sports leadership organized by the Brussels-based World Forum for Ethics in Business. FIFA says its president Sepp Blatter will open the Sept. 19 meeting which aims to ''elaborate on what business and politics can learn from sports.'' Taking part are FIFA ethics committee chairmen Michael Garcia and Joachim Eckert...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Russia resists demands to cut number of stadiums

MOSCOW (AP) The Russian sports minister says the country is resisting demands from FIFA to reduce the number of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup from 12 to 10. FIFA President Sepp Blatter said last month that two of the 12 planned stadiums could be cut and the issue was discussed when Blatter visited Russia over the weekend. According to the ITAR-Tass news agency, Sports Minister...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA congratulates Kotoko for winning the league and FA Cup double

Asante KotokoBy Rahman OsmanFollow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosmanFIFA President Sepp Blatter has sent a congratulatory message to Asante Kotoko for winning the league and MTN FA Cup double last season.The Porcupine Warriors claimed their 23rd league title by winning the first First Capital Plus Premier League trophy.It was a historic double after a hard-fought 2-1 victory over...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA monitoring Ghana’s 2014 World Cup commission sittings

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter is monitoring the situation in GhanaFIFA says it is aware that Ghana’s government-mooted 2014 World Cup commission of enquiry has started its sittings and it is monitoring the situation.Some media outlets had cast doubts over the a FIFA letter warning the government about the setting up of the commission but the world governing body says it is aware.The...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

RIP Robin Williams

https://twitter.com/SeppBlatter/status/499129517286633472   Only after losing one of the greatest comedic talents of the last century can we say we agree with Sepp Blatter on something. RIP Robin.
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

RIP Robin Williams

https://twitter.com/SeppBlatter/status/499129517286633472   Only after losing one of the greatest comedic talents of the last century can we say we agree with Sepp Blatter on something. RIP Robin.
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter: African players don’t have faith in their leaders

Fifa President Sepp Blatter with former South African President Mandela Fifa President Sepp Blatter says bonus disputes arise because African players do not trust their federations. Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria were involved in bonus disputes which distracted them at the World Cup, and Blatter says that is why Fifa decided to step in. Ghana’s government failed to provide the money...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter: African players don’t trust FAs

FIFA boss Sepp BlatterFifa President Sepp Blatter says bonus disputes arise because African players do not trust their federations.Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria were involved in bonus disputes which distracted them at the World Cup, and Blatter says that is why Fifa decided to step in.“Players don’t trust their federations and that is why they are fighting. They are professionals...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter urges critics to fight him at elections

Blatter urges critics to take him onSepp Blatter wants his detractors to stand up and take him on in a Fifa presidential election rather than just criticise him, the Fifa president said on Saturday.“If I were not criticised, I would not have any value,” the Swiss, who is in his fourth mandate after first being elected in 1998, told reporters.“People who say I should not be...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter challenges critics to risk taking him on

ULRICHEN, Switzerland (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has challenged his critics to ''take the risk'' and stand for election against him next year. Blatter told reporters Saturday: ''Don't speak - go out and fight, then you will see.'' The FIFA leader did not identify potential rivals in the ballot scheduled in May, though he appeared to target...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter challenges critics to risk taking him on

ULRICHEN, Switzerland (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has challenged his critics to ''take the risk'' and stand for election against him next year. Blatter told reporters Saturday: ''Don't speak - go out and fight, then you will see.'' The FIFA leader did not identify potential rivals in the ballot scheduled in May, though he appeared to target...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter welcomes potential Canada bid

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has welcomed the likelihood of Canada bidding to host the World Cup in 2026. The next […]
Via Soccer News
26 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...
Via World Soccer Talk
July 08, 2014  |  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....
Via World Soccer Talk
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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