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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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9 hours 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
13 hours 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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1 day 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...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

FIFA rules out full publication of ethics probe

ZURICH (AP) FIFA says it is ''not legally possible'' to publish the full report into alleged corruption in the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. FIFA ethics chairman Hans-Joachim Eckert says publishing prosecutor Michael Garcia's report in full ''would actually put the FIFA ethics committee and FIFA itself in a very difficult situation legally...
Via AP on Fox
4 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...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Coca-Cola States Publicly That They Want Transparency Within FIFA

Many FIFA sponsors have sort of danced around the issue with FIFA’s ethics and standards but it finally seems like one sponsor is taking the next step forward, albeit a very small one. Coca-Cola has publicly stated that they would like to see more transparency within FIFA amid allegations of unethical behavior resulting in Russia and Qatar hosting the 2018 and 2022 World Cup...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Coca-Cola States Publicly That They Want Transparency Within FIFA

Many FIFA sponsors have sort of danced around the issue with FIFA’s ethics and standards but it finally seems like one sponsor is taking the next step forward, albeit a very small one. Coca-Cola has publicly stated that they would like to see more transparency within FIFA amid allegations of unethical behavior resulting in Russia and Qatar hosting the 2018 and 2022 World Cup...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Referee clubhouse in Cyprus struck by pipe bomb

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) A referees' clubhouse in Cyprus was struck by a pipe bomb in a pre-dawn attack, causing minor damage. Police said the low-yield explosive was placed at the entrance of Cyprus Referee Association's clubhouse early Monday. FIFA President Sepp Blatter condemned the attack as ''cowardly'' and offered full support to the Cyprus Football Association...
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8 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
8 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...
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8 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter wants away goals rule reviewed

FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants UEFA to review the away goals rule in the Champions League and Europa League. Blatter […]
Via Soccer News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter calls for rethink of away-goals rule

ZURICH (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has called for a rethink of the away goals rule. The system in some two-leg games sees the team which has scored the most goals on the road triumph if the aggregate score is level. Writing in FIFA Weekly, Blatter points out the ''idea dates back to a time when away games were often an adventure,'' but he now believes '...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

IOC: Assured by FIFA no conflict between World Cup, Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) The IOC has reiterated that it has been assured by FIFA President Sepp Blatter that the 2022 World Cup will not clash with the Winter Olympics. The association of European soccer clubs said Wednesday that the IOC should be willing to move the dates of the 2022 Winter Games so the World Cup can be switched to the winter to avoid the summer heat in Qatar...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

IOC reiterates FIFA assurances on 2022 dates

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) The IOC has reiterated that it has been assured by FIFA President Sepp Blatter that the 2022 World Cup will not clash with the Winter Olympics. The association of European soccer clubs said Wednesday that the IOC should be willing to move the dates of the 2022 Winter Games so the World Cup can be switched to the winter to avoid the summer heat in Qatar...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

World Cup bid inspector considers FIFA presidency challenge

The official who led FIFA's inspection of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding nations is considering a challenge to Sepp Blatter for president. Former Chilean football federation president Harold Mayne-Nicholls has until late January to submit his candidacy for the FIFA election in May. He told The Associated Press by e-mail that he is ''studying the situation. It is...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

World Cup bids inspector mulls Blatter challenge

LONDON (AP) The official who led FIFA's inspection of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding nations is considering a challenge to Sepp Blatter for president. Chilean football federation president Harold Mayne-Nicholls has until late January to submit his candidacy for the FIFA election in May. He tells The Associated Press by e-mail that he is ''studying the situation...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA film loses tens of millions of dollars at box office

You might remember us telling you about the movie United Passions, a film by FIFA and for FIFA.  Soccer’s world governing body spent $27 million dollars to produce a movie about its own virtues and greatness. At the time it was released, the FIFA film was panned as one of the most egomaniacal, laughable attempts at cinema in recorded history.  Reports of FIFA putting forth 90...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter congratulates new NFF president Amaju Pinnick

New NFF president Amaju Pinnick FIFA president Sepp Blatter, has congratulated Amaju Pinnick, on his election as the new president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). 43-year-old Pinnick, who is the Delta State Sports Commission chairman and Delta FA boss, beat other contenders in the elections conducted on Tuesday, to become Alhaji Aminu Maigari’s successor “I wish you...
Via Afrikan Soccer
19 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA to ban third party ownership of players in Ghana

Blatter wants to end the practice of player ownership by agentsFIFA president Sepp Blatter has promised that the world’s football governing body would ban third-party ownership (TPO) of players globally within three or four years which means player managers in Ghana would be unable to own players.Blatter is desperate to outlaw the practice that sees players managers owning the...
Via Ghanasoccernet
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter Rejects Calls To Make FIFA World Cup Corruption Probe Public

ZURICH — Under pressure from FIFA’s independent prosecutor to unlock the secrecy that surrounds a FIFA World Cup bidding corruption probe, Sepp Blatter shut down that populist move Friday. Blatter was in combative form at a news conference after a two-day executive committee meeting, and used his chance to seize back control of an agenda dominated for a week by ethics prosecutor...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Asia football head backs Blatter for 5th FIFA term

The head of the Asian Football Confederation is backing Sepp Blatter's bid for a fifth term as FIFA president. President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa says Asia's growth in world football can be ''credited to the dynamic relationship'' between the AFC and Blatter's FIFA. Blatter has confirmed to executive committee colleagues - including Shaikh...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter appoints CAF president Issa Hayatou as FIFA No. 2

CAF President Issa Hayatou Fifa president Sepp Blatter has confirmed Confederation of African Football (Caf) head Issa Hayatou, as the senior vice-president of world football governing body. Former Argentine football chief Julio Grondona, who passed away in July , previously held the post. This new appointment means Hayatou is now the second most powerful man in global football....
Via Afrikan Soccer
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter: World Cup corruption probe to stay secret

ZURICH -- A corruption probe into the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will stay secret, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday, rejecting a request from the chief investigator to make his report public. Blatter said FIFA's ethics rules state that all such investigations should be confidential, and that no member of his executive committee asked for the report to be published...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss
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