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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...
Via AP on Fox
3 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...
Via AP on Fox
3 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...
Via AP on Fox
3 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...
Via Ghanasoccernet
7 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...
Via Ghanasoccernet
7 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.
Via 32 Flags
10 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.
Via Bloguin Best
10 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...
Via Afrikan Soccer
10 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...
Via Ghanasoccernet
11 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...
Via Ghanasoccernet
12 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...
Via AP on Fox
13 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...
Via AP on Fox
13 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Liberia Suspends Soccer To Combat Ebola Outbreak, Protect Sepp Blatter

The soccer ball has stopped rolling in Liberia due to the recent outbreak of the ebola virus. Liberia’s Football Association has indefinitely suspended all soccer activities in an effort to combat the spread of the ebola virus, according to the BBC. “Football being a contact sport — people are sweating — they do contact each other, and that could result in contracting the...
Via NESN.com
24 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

Mexico coach defends fans' offensive chant

Mexico World Cup coach Miguel Herrera has said his team supports the fans' chanting of 'puto' during the World Cup matches in Brazil. The term has many derogatory meanings, including being used as a gay slur.The New York Daily News reported:Herrera says Mexico fans shouting the slur as the rival team's goalkeeper takes a goal kick is ''not that bad.'...
Via The Other Paper
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter Suggests Inter-Planetary Soccer Competitions in the Future

Amid calls for his resignation, Sepp Blatter today came out with one of his most bizarre statements yet. The FIFA president whimsically suggested that soccer could be played on other planets in the future, possibly resulting in an inter-galactic tournament akin to the World Cup. In a speech at the FIFA Congress, Blatter said “We shall wonder if one day our game is played on another...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: John Oliver eviscerates FIFA and the 2014 World Cup

If you haven’t been watching “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” you should really start. The ex-Daily Show correspondent has been fantastic during the first season of his new Sunday night HBO show. His protracted rants about one subject each week have been absolutely perfect and this Sunday was no exception. Oliver’s target this week? FIFA and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil...
Via Rumors and Rants
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Faces Backlash From European Powers

FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s attempts at demagoguery and playing at fear may have gone over well with Asian and African nations on Monday but Tuesday he faced he major backlash from leaders in the European game. Michael van Praag, a Dutch Executive Committee member of UEFA, the governing body of European football, said to a newspaper in the Netherlands: “People link FIFA to...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter Says 400 Billion People Will Watch The World Cup, Is Probably Wrong

FIFA president Sepp Blatter was on the attack today, addressing the bribery claims levied against his organization on the eve of the World Cup. In addition to his “racist” accusations, during an address to FIFA Congress (which, at this point, sounds like a close cousin to the Imperial Senate), Blatter boasted about the popularity of the world’s most popular sporting event,...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter thinks anyone complaining about the Qatar World Cup is racist

In case you were wondering just what exactly goes on in the mind of FIFA head Sepp Blatter, some quotes that he made this weekend should enlighten you a little bit. In talking about the much-maligned 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Blatter said the criticism of it was inspired by “a great deal of discrimination and racism”. Yes, that is an actual thing he said. Sure Sepp, everyone that...
Via Awful Announcing
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Africa supports FIFA boss Blatter, hits out at “degrading” media

Issa HayatouAfrica’s soccer chiefs launched an attack on the media – “notably British” – for what it called “repeated, deliberately hateful, defamatory and degrading attacks” on the integrity of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) “and the entire African continent”.In a resolution posted on its website following Monday’s general assembly meeting, CAF hit...
Via Ghanasoccernet
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter takes moral high ground against ‘racist’ critics of Qatar World Cup

Sepp Blatter takes moral high ground against ‘racist’ critics of Qatar World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com The gloriously controversial Sepp Blatter has blasted critics of the Qatar World Cup and labeled them ‘racists’, in the latest twist in the tale of the highly criticized and questioned World Cup finals location decision. The announcement of  the Asian...
Via Soccerlens
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter Hits Out at “Racist” British Media

FIFA President Sepp Blatter launched into an astonishing tirade against the British press today at the Asian Football Confederation’s meeting in São Paulo. With increased scrutiny surrounding Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, Blatter went on the offensive against those in the British press criticizing the member of the Asian Confederation. Blatter said “We...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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