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Champagne confirms plan to challenge Blatter

ZURICH (AP) Former FIFA international relations director Jerome Champagne has confirmed his plan to challenge President Sepp Blatter in next year's election. Champagne wrote on his campaign website Monday that he informed FIFA's 209 member federations and the election supervisor, Domenico Scala, of his decision. The French former diplomat launched his campaign in London...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jerome Champagne confirms plan to challenge FIFA president Sepp Blatter

ZURICH (AP) Former FIFA international relations director Jerome Champagne has confirmed his plan to challenge Sepp Blatter for the presidency next year. Champagne writes on his campaign website that he informed FIFA's election supervisor, Domenico Scala, of his decision. The French former diplomat launched his campaign in January, and said even then that he doubted he could beat...
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REPORT: US Soccer Head, Sunil Gulati, Refuses Gift $25k Watch While Sepp Blatter And Others Accept

In a report from The Sunday Times in England, an investigation conducted by them discovered that three members of the FIFA Executive Committee including US Soccer President Sunil Gulati, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan and Moya Dodd of Australia refused $25,000 watches from FIFA sponsor Parmigiani during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The three Committee members reported...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: US Soccer Head, Sunil Gulati, Refuses Gift $25k Watch While Sepp Blatter And Others Accept

In a report from The Sunday Times in England, an investigation conducted by them discovered that three members of the FIFA Executive Committee including US Soccer President Sunil Gulati, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan and Moya Dodd of Australia refused $25,000 watches from FIFA sponsor Parmigiani during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The three Committee members reported...
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Prince Ali hopes for 'real' leader after Blatter

MANCHESTER, England (AP) FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein says he hopes that "real candidates" - focused on policy not personality - will emerge to run world football in the future. Sepp Blatter confirmed this week that he will stand for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president in May after saying a majority of football leaders told the 78-year-old official...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Webb: FIFA faces huge challenges to restore image, public trust

MANCHESTER, England --  FIFA's image problems are harming football and it must work to regain trust over ''ethics and morals,'' according to one of Sepp Blatter's deputies. But FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb stopped short of criticizing Blatter, who has led the governing body since 1998 and is standing for a fifth term, instead praising the president for...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top European clubs yet to be persuaded by winter World Cup in 2022

Europe's top football clubs still need to be convinced the 2022 World Cup in Qatar should be moved from summer. Although FIFA President Sepp Blatter has presented a switch to November-December as almost inevitable, the European Club Association wants to influence ongoing consultation talks. ''We need more information before accepting the fact that the calendar should...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Webb says FIFA's bad image affecting football

MANCHESTER, England (AP) FIFA's image problems are harming football and it must work to regain trust over ''ethics and morals,'' according to one of Sepp Blatter's deputies. But FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb stopped short of criticizing Blatter, who has led the governing body since 1998 and is standing for a fifth term, instead praising the president for...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

VP Webb says FIFA's bad image affecting football

MANCHESTER, England (AP) FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb says the governing body's image problems are harming football and it must work to regain trust over ''ethics and morals.'' But Webb stopped short of criticizing Sepp Blatter, who has led FIFA since 1998 and is standing for a fifth term, instead praising the president for driving up revenue. FIFA remains...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

IOC: No clash between 2022 World Cup and Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) The IOC says it has received assurances from FIFA President Sepp Blatter that the 2022 World Cup will not clash with the Winter Olympics. FIFA said Monday that January/February was one of the alternative dates being considered for the World Cup in Qatar, along with November/December. FIFA is considering moving the tournament from the traditional June/July...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter plans to allow challenges to referee decisions via TV replays

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has spelled out his plans to allow managers to challenge refereeing decisions via TV replays and said trials could take place in tournaments next year. Blatter has previously said managers or coaches should be allowed a number of challenges per half if they disagreed with referees' decisions, with a final decision coming after replays had been studied...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter says Replay Challenges May Only be a Year Away

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has come out in support of a TV replay challenge system today at Manchester’s Soccerex. The system would be similar to the NFL’s challenge system and could be trialed as early as 2015 at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand. Blatter, who also unsurprisingly announced he would be running for reelection, claimed that it could only be trialed at...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter says Replay Challenges May Only be a Year Away

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has come out in support of a TV replay challenge system today at Manchester’s Soccerex. The system would be similar to the NFL’s challenge system and could be trialed as early as 2015 at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand. Blatter, who also unsurprisingly announced he would be running for reelection, claimed that it could only be trialed at...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA offers two alternative kickoff dates for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

ZURICH (AP) FIFA has offered January and November in 2022 as alternative kickoff dates for the World Cup in Qatar. FIFA said it presented the two options Monday when its consultation group first met to seek ways to avoid playing in the desert heat of June-July. FIFA's executive committee should confirm the 2022 World Cup dates at its meeting in March in Zurich. However, the January...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter: Use Instant Replay To Challenge Disputed Calls In Soccer

MANCHESTER, England — FIFA President Sepp Blatter wants to test the use of video replays in games by next year. Speaking at the SoccerEx conference in a pre-recorded video, Blatter says he wants TV replays used in a domestic league and at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand in 2015. Blatter says “we could test such challenge calls.” Coaches would have the right once...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA President Sep Blatter Confirms 5th Consecutive Presidential Run

Current FIFA President, Sepp Blatter has announced his bid for re-election, after first being elected as president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association in 1998 Blatter has served four consecutive terms for the past 18 years. Although Blatter hinted that the 2014 World Cup in Brazil would be his last, he recently announced his return to the FIFA presidential...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter keen for TV referrals

FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants to introduce a new system that will allow managers to challenge referee’s decisions. While sports […]
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter to run for fifth term as FIFA president

Sepp Blatter confirmed that he will run for a fifth term as president of FIFA despite saying previously that he had not intended to run again. He has since backed off those remarks, and all but made his candidacy official Monday. Blatter, 78, has been the president of soccer's governing body since 1998. Speaking at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester, Blatter announced...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Announces Trials For Television ‘Replay’ System

Speaking at Manchester’s Soccerex, FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced plans to introduce a TV trial which would allow coaches to challenge referee decisions. The ‘replay’ system would be similar to the ones used in the NFL, tennis and Major League Baseball. “They [coaches] have the right in the half, twice or once, to challenge a refereeing decision but only when the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter wants to test video replays by next year

MANCHESTER, England (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter wants to test the use of video replays in matches by next year. Speaking at the SoccerEx conference in a pre-recorded video, Blatter says he wants TV replays used in a domestic league and at the Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand in 2015. Blatter says ''we could test such challenge calls.'' Coaches would have the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter wants to trial video replays by next year

MANCHESTER, England (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter wants to trial video replays in matches by next year. Speaking at the SoccerEx conference in a pre-recorded video, Blatter says he wants TV replays used in a domestic league and at the Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand in 2015. Blatter says ''we could test such challenge calls.'' Coaches would have the right once...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter to stand for fifth term

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has confirmed he will stand for re-election as the head of world football’s governing body. Blatter […]
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter confirms he wants fifth term as FIFA president

Sepp Blatter has confirmed he will stand for a fifth term as FIFA president next year. Blatter has been widely expected to stand again despite saying in 2011 this would be his last term and now he has confirmed he will do so. It follows UEFA president Michel Platini announcing last month that he would not stand for the FIFA post. Blatter said he would officially inform the FIFA executive...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter confirms bid to stand for 5th FIFA term

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. The 78-year-old Swiss had pledged before his re-election in 2011 that his current term would be his last. But buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year's election, Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. ...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter to confirm presidential bid this month

MANCHESTER, England (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he will confirm later this month that he will stand for a fifth, four-year term. The 78-year-old Swiss had pledged before his re-election in 2011 that his current term would be his last. But buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year's election, Blatter...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss
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