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The FIFA Corruption Scandal Roundup – Day 3

We’re trying something new tonight. Because the news of the FIFA Corruption Scandal has been coming thick and fast, we at 32 Flags want to give you a daily wrap up of the days’ proceedings as well as reflect back on some things we talked about throughout the day. This is “The FIFA Corruption Scandal Roundup.”   Blatter Re-Elected as FIFA President The biggest news of the...
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The FIFA Corruption Scandal Roundup – Day 3

We’re trying something new tonight. Because the news of the FIFA Corruption Scandal has been coming thick and fast, we at 32 Flags want to give you a daily wrap up of the days’ proceedings as well as reflect back on some things we talked about throughout the day. This is “The FIFA Corruption Scandal Roundup.”   Blatter Re-Elected as FIFA President The biggest news of the...
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Friday F.U.s: Sepp Blatter Edition

The Friday F.U.s are back.  And this profanity-laced tirade is dedicated to the dictator of FIFA, Sepp Blatter.  F.U. Sepp.  Happy Friday, everyone else. The post Friday F.U.s: Sepp Blatter Edition appeared first on No Coast Bias.
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What lies ahead for FIFA and Sepp Blatter in his 5th term

ZURICH (AP) The FIFA election is won and done. Sepp Blatter's problems, however, are far from over. The prize for the 79-year-old president of soccer's governing body is four more years in office and some big issues ahead. American and Swiss federal investigations, which rocked FIFA this week, could yet creep closer to Blatter's door. Blatter, who defeated Prince Ali bin al-Hussein...
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ESPN Miles Ahead of Competition in FIFA Election Coverage in America

Hours after Bob Ley of ESPN angrily ripped up a propagandist press release on ESPN’s air as part of the network’s in-depth coverage of the FIFA Congress and election for FIFA president, none of the other major sports networks in America that trade in the beautiful game had given the FIFA vote any coverage at all. Sepp Blatter won FIFA re-election around 1:15pm ET when Prince...
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Blatter leans on political acumen to win fifth term as FIFA president

FIFA president Sepp Blatter took the stage in Zurich one last time in the moments before the presidential vote started. He spent 15 minutes speaking to the assembled delegates in French and underscoring his credentials to secure a fifth term in office. Blatter accepted credit for the incredulous scene that unfolded between Israeli FA president Ofer Eini and Palestinian FA president...
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Sepp Blatter Re-Elected As FIFA President After Ali Bin Al-Hussein Withdraws

ZURICH — Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the...
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Blatter wins FIFA presidential election despite arrests to officials

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected for a fifth term as FIFA president despite the crisis that has struck the world governing body this week. Blatter saw off the challenge from Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan after a week which saw seven FIFA officials arrested and 18 people connected to football indicted on corruption charges by the United States Justice Department. Blatter won...
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It’s time to demand sponsors stop supporting FIFA, Sepp Blatter, slavery and corruption

It’s time for action. Put your anger about Sepp Blatter being re-elected as FIFA President to good use by contacting the FIFA sponsors and demanding that they STOP: (1) supporting FIFA President Sepp Blatter, and (2) supporting the use of slavery in Qatar to build for World Cup 2022, (3) allowing FIFA to continue with a lack of transparency and oversight that has led to alleged...
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Sepp Blatter wins FIFA Presidential re-election

By a vote of 133 to 73, Sepp Blatter has won a 5th term as FIFA President over Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, as Prince Ali conceded defeat rather than go to a second vote. Blatter failed to secure 2/3 of the votes to win on the first ballot. To soccer outsiders, this was believed to be a much closer election than it actually was while soccer insiders and most soccer fans realized...
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Sepp Blatter wins FIFA Presidential re-election

By a vote of 133 to 73 with 3 invalid ballots, Sepp Blatter has won a 5th term as FIFA President over Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, as Prince Ali conceded defeat rather than go to a second vote. Blatter failed to secure 2/3 of the votes to win on the first ballot. To soccer outsiders, this was believed to be a much closer election than it actually was while soccer insiders...
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Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president after Prince Ali concedes

ZURICH (AP) Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president after Prince Ali concedes.
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Sepp Blatter wins FIFA Presidential Election after Prince Ali withdraws from race

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA President, and will serve his fifth term from 2015-2019. The voting was conducted on Friday in Zurich by members of the FIFA organization. Blatter defeated Prince Ali of Jordan at the 65th FIFA Congress. With Prince Ali’s defeat, Blatter will continue his role as FIFA President and will embark on a campaign to restore trust in FIFA especially...
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Live on FS2: Will Sepp Blatter retain FIFA presidency?

Will Sepp Blatter retain his post as FIFA president? Watch the 65th FIFA Congress live, courtesy of FIFA's Youtube channel.
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FIFA Congress Receives Bomb Threat Ahead Of Presidential Elections

A scary moment added to an already tense atmosphere in Zurich, Switzerland. Police in Zurich say a bomb threat was made Friday morning at the venue of the FIFA Congress, where international soccer’s governing body planned to hold its presidential elections later in the day. The anonymous threat was made via telephone at around 11 a.m. local time, according...
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Blatter says scandal caused by Russia, Qatar World Cup decisions

ZURICH -- The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday. Blatter spoke at the FIFA congress hours before the presidential election in which he is a seeking a fifth term. He has refused calls to resign after FIFA was targeted by U.S. and Swiss...
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Blatter asks for re-election, blames crisis on vote for Russia, Qatar

ZURICH The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday as he asked to be re-elected despite the scandal. Blatter spoke at the FIFA congress hours before the presidential election in which he is a seeking a fifth term. He has refused calls to...
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Blatter says vote for Russia, Qatar the root of FIFA crisis

ZURICH (AP) The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday. Blatter spoke at the FIFA congress hours before the presidential election in which he is a seeking a fifth term. He has refused calls to resign after FIFA was targeted by U.S. and...
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THE LATEST: Activist disrupts Blatter's opening address

ZURICH (AP) The Latest on FIFA developments: --- 09:56 a.m. (0756 GMT; 3:56 a.m. EDT) A pro-Palestinian activist briefly disrupted the FIFA congress after President Sepp Blatter's opening address. An activist held up a red card and shouted ''Red card to racism'' to draw attention to a campaign that aims to stop Palestinian players being detained by Israeli security forces. Blatter...
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THE LATEST: Small straw poll has Blatter ahead pre-vote

ZURICH (AP) The Latest on FIFA developments: 09:10 a.m. (0710 GMT; 3.10 a.m. EDT) FIFA President Sepp Blatter seemed to be ahead in a small straw poll of soccer officials arriving for their election congress on Friday. It's a small sample, but most delegates prepared to give opinions as they entered seem to be loyal to Blatter, the FIFA president of 17 years, despite the latest...
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Thursday's Sports In Brief

FIFA INVESTIGATION ZURICH (AP) As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body. ''We, or I, cannot monitor everyone all of the time,'' Blatter said in his first public remarks on the crisis that has further tainted his leadership on the eve of his...
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FIFA President Blatter asks to be re-elected despite crisis

ZURICH (AP) Sepp Blatter will seek another term as FIFA president later Friday after asking soccer leaders to entrust him with guiding the governing body's recovery from a corruption crisis - again. ''We have been hit and I personally have been slapped,'' Blatter said at his 2011 re-election, which was overshadowed by a bribery scandal within FIFA. ''I don't want that ever again...
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US to vote for Ali in FIFA election and not Blatter

NEW YORK (AP) The United States says it will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein for FIFA president Friday and not for incumbent Sepp Blatter. ''I've gotten to know Prince Ali well over the last couple of years. He has been a really active member of the executive committee and an active proponent of reform at FIFA,'' U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said during...
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USA Soccer To Vote Against Sepp Blatter In FIFA Presidential Election

The United States Soccer Federation is firmly in the “anyone but Sepp Blatter” camp. U.S. Soccer intends to vote against Blatter in FIFA’s presidential election Friday, according to Sam Borden of the New York Times. “Gulati will instruct the United States delegate to vote against the longtime incumbent, Sepp Blatter, and vote instead for the only...
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A look at the voting blocs in the FIFA president balloting

FIFA's 209 members are expected to elect President Blatter to a fifth term Friday, despite a string of scandals including the indictment of nine soccer officials this week by the U.S. government. How does Blatter have such loyalty? Thanks to the vast increase in television payments during his 17 years heading the organization, Blatter has redistributed billions back to national governing...
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