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Why Suarez’s Ballon d’Or Omission Is Making The Award And FIFA Less Relevant

Nowadays, FIFA, world football’s governing body, has little to no credibility. With the organisation, under the leadership of Sepp Blatter, seemingly in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, FIFA has been under damage control for some time now. And the release of the 23-man Ballon d’Or shortlist will not help. Sure, accomplished veterans including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo...
Via World Soccer Talk
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

France, South Korea bid to host 2019 Women's World Cup

ZURICH -- Football delegates from France and South Korea have handed over their bid documents to FIFA for the 2019 women's World Cup. France and South Korea are also bidding for the 2018 under-20 women's World Cup, with FIFA's executive committee to decide on one winner for both competitions in March. FIFA's Sepp Blatter says ''I'm a very happy President...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

France, South Korea bid for 2019 women's World Cup

ZURICH (AP) Football delegates from France and South Korea have handed over their bid documents to FIFA for the 2019 women's World Cup. France and South Korea are also bidding for the 2018 under-20 women's World Cup, with FIFA's executive committee to decide on one winner for both competitions in March. FIFA's Sepp Blatter says ''I'm a very happy President...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Euro clubs propose domestic finals after 2022 Cup

LONDON (AP) English and Spanish cup competitions could be completed in June 2022, after a World Cup in Qatar, under proposals being presented to FIFA next week by leading European clubs. The European Club Association is proposing an April-May timeframe for the World Cup, arguing it would be less disruptive to the season than FIFA President Sepp Blatter's favored November-December...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ancelotti retracts Blatter criticism

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti retracted his criticism of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, blaming misinterpretation of a question. Prior to […]
Via Soccer News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carlo Ancelotti Believes It Is Impossible For Sepp Blatter ‘To Shut His Mouth’

Speaking at his press conference ahead of his club’s match against Cornella, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has responded to comments made by FIFA president Sepp Blatter while the head of world football’s governing body was speaking to local press on his visit to Moscow for the presentation of the logo for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Blatter stated that he believed it...
Via World Soccer Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter: Mistake to give Lionel Messi 2014 World Cup’s Golden Ball

Sepp Blatter: Mistake to give Lionel Messi 2014 World Cup’s Golden Ball - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Yes, you read that headline right. I mean, mean, I still don’t know how to react to it. Ok, let me relay the story first. The FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said that it was a mistake to give Argentine superstar Lionel Messi the ‘Golden Ball’ award in the 2014 World...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2018 FIFA World Cup logo unveiled by Russian cosmonauts

You’ll see the 2018 FIFA World logo a lot in the coming years, but remember where you saw it first. FIFA unveiled the official emblem for the 2018 World Cup Tuesday in the unlikeliest of places — outer space. A crew of Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station revealed the logo for the tournament, which will take place in Russia four years from now. ISS cosmonauts...
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter reveals 2018 World Cup logo

MOSCOW (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has revealed the logo for the 2018 World Cup in Russia - with the help of a crew of cosmonauts. The logo depicts the World Cup trophy in red and blue, colors from the Russian flag, with gold trim. Unveiling the logo on a Russian state TV talk show, Blatter said the logo would show Russia's ''heart and spirit.'' It was then...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Russia unveils official emblem for World Cup 2018

The Organizing Committee for the 2018 FIFA World Cup has unveiled the official emblem in Moscow. “The launch of the Emblem is a wonderful event to kick things off and I’m certain that the World Cup will be a success here in four years,” said FIFA President Sepp Blatter. See more — Official posters for World Cup 2018 Russia host cities. According to FIFA.com, “When the...
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Blatter reveals 2018 World Cup logo

MOSCOW (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has revealed the logo for the 2018 World Cup in Russia - with the help of a crew of cosmonauts. The logo depicts the World Cup trophy in red and blue, colors from the Russian flag, with gold trim. Unveiling the logo on a Russian state TV talk show, Blatter said the logo would show Russia's ''heart and spirit.'' It was then...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA denies report they would keep Russia and Ukraine apart in World Cup group stage

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. Against the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis, Russian media quoted FIFA President Sepp Blatter as saying Ukraine would not be allowed to play host nation Russia in group matches. However, those reports were based on a ''translation...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA says Russia, Ukraine could meet at World Cup

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. Against the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis, Russian media quoted FIFA President Sepp Blatter as saying Ukraine would not be allowed to play host nation Russia in group matches. However, those reports were based on a ''translation...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vladimir Putin says World Cup 2018 security will be effective but not intrusive

MOSCOW (AP) Security at the 2018 World Cup ''must be effective but not intrusive,'' Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday. Russian security was tight at the Sochi Olympics this year, though it was not immediately clear whether Putin's comments would signal a different approach for the soccer tournament. ''I emphasize that security measures must...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Putin says World Cup security won't be 'intrusive'

MOSCOW (AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin says security at the 2018 World Cup ''must be effective but not intrusive.'' Putin met with FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Tuesday. Russian security was tight at the Sochi Olympics this year, though it was not immediately clear whether Putin's comments would signal a different approach. Security concerns for the World...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ghana star Michael Essien mourns deceased Meyiwa

Late Senzo MeyiwaGhana and AC Milan midfielder, Michael Essien, has expressed his sadness after the killing of Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa.Essien, who is one of Africa’s most successful players, took his Instagram account to send his tribute.“Here today gone tomorrow RIP Senzo Meyiwa#,” he posted together with a picture of Meyiwa.Essien won two Premier League titles...
Via Ghanasoccernet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New FIFA ban looms on Nigeria, Hayatou furious over persistent interference

Blatter is unhappy on how Amaju Pinnick has been kicked out of office by the courtThe Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has warned that the country could be suspended by FIFA on Oct. 27, if all pending football matters were not withdrawn from the nation’s civil courts. A statement by Ademola Olajire, the NFA’s Head of Communication, noted that the latest threat was as a result...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Platini says he won't support Blatter in FIFA vote

ROME (AP) UEFA president Michel Platini says he will not support Sepp Blatter in his bid for a fifth term as FIFA president. Platini tells Italian state TV ''I wish him well but four years ago he asked for our support by telling us that it would be his last candidacy. Now he's again asked for our support and I told him we won't anymore, we need some fresh air.'...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

World Cup 2022 Matches Could Start At 1am, Says Official

Harold Mayne-Nicholls, who is considering challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency, has suggested that some 2022 World Cup matches in Qatar kick-off as late as 1am; meaning matches could end as late as 3:30am local time. The ex-Chilean football chief said moving the games to that time of night would avoid the worst of the heat and allow the world tournament to remain scheduled...
Via World Soccer Talk
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Qatar World Cup Games Could Begin at 1 AM Local Time

Harold Mayne-Nicholls has a plan to combat the heat of Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. His plan is to stage all of the games at night to avoid the sunlight. This requires having games late into the night in order to fit the current group game schedule. In a report from BBC Sport, Mayne-Nicholls, who is a possible challenger to Sepp Blatter’s FIFA Presidential role, wants to...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Qatar World Cup Games Could Begin at 1 AM Local Time

Harold Mayne-Nicholls has a plan to combat the heat of Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. His plan is to stage all of the games at night to avoid the sunlight. This requires having games late into the night in order to fit the current group game schedule. In a report from BBC Sport, Mayne-Nicholls, who is a possible challenger to Sepp Blatter’s FIFA Presidential role, wants to...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mongolian football president banned by FIFA

ZURICH (AP) FIFA has banned the Mongolian football federation president from soccer for five years for taking bribes from Mohamed bin Hammam ahead of the FIFA presidential election. FIFA says Ganbold Buyannemekh twice ''solicited and accepted payments'' linked to one of the most damaging corruption scandals to hit governing body. Bin Hammam withdrew his bid to challenge...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter condemns "cowardly" pipe bomb attack on referee association

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has condemned a ''cowardly'' pipe bomb attack on the Cyprus Referee Association's clubhouse. Blatter offered full support to the Cyprus Football Association's efforts to protect match officials. Police said the low-yield explosive device placed at the clubhouse entrance in the pre-dawn hours Monday caused minor...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter condemns Cyprus referee club bomb attack

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has condemned a ''cowardly'' pipe bomb attack on the Cyprus Referee Association's clubhouse. Blatter offered full support to the Cyprus Football Association's efforts to protect match officials. Police said the low-yield explosive device placed at the clubhouse entrance in the pre-dawn hours Monday caused minor...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Why It’s Imperative That Sepp Blatter Is Challenged At FIFA Presidency Election

The 1st of June 2011 saw Joseph ‘Sepp’ Blatter elected to his fourth term as FIFA President.  He (in)famously was the only candidate listed as his challenger Mohammed bin Hammam had to withdraw from the election due to charges of corruption. Blatter garnered 186 of the 203 votes and was duly ‘reelected’ as FIFA president and stated that he would not run for a fifth term...
Via World Soccer Talk
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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