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Blatter praised as combination of Jesus, Moses, Mandela, MLK, Lincoln and Churchill

This isn’t a joke, I wish it was. Someone who has power in world soccer actually compared FIFA President Sepp Blatter to Jesus Christ, Moses, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill and said that Blatter was a combination to all of those people. Dominican Republic Federation President Osiris Guzman was the one who made that comparison and I...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blatter praised as combination of Jesus, Moses, Mandela, MLK, Lincoln and Churchill

This isn’t a joke, I wish it was. Someone who has power in world soccer actually compared FIFA President Sepp Blatter to Jesus Christ, Moses, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill and said that Blatter was a combination to all of those people. Dominican Republic Federation President Osiris Guzman was the one who made that comparison and I...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

FIFA president Blatter compared to Jesus, Mandela by federation chief

Sepp Blatter has received praise at the CONCACAF congress, with one federation chief comparing the FIFA president to Nelson Mandela and Jesus. Blatter received pledges of support from 10 federations as his bid for a fifth term as the head of the governing body gathers pace, with Trinidad and Tobago FA chief Raymond Tim Kee also praising him as the "father of football". The president...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

FIFA chief Blatter says Russia must fight racism after latest incident

MOSCOW -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Wednesday there is still a ''lot of work to be done'' to fight racism in 2018 World Cup host Russia after a Nazi symbol was displayed at a game. Reacting to Russian Premier League club Torpedo Moscow being handed its fourth racism-related punishment of the season Tuesday, the head of world soccer's governing body said on Twitter that ''sanctions...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter says Russia must fight racism after latest incident

MOSCOW (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Wednesday there is still a ''lot of work to be done'' to fight racism in 2018 World Cup host Russia after a Nazi symbol was displayed at a game. Reacting to Russian Premier League club Torpedo Moscow being handed its fourth racism-related punishment of the season Tuesday, the head of world soccer's governing body said on Twitter that...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter says Russia must fight racism after fresh incident

MOSCOW (AP) FIFA president Sepp Blatter says there is still a ''lot of work to be done'' to fight racism in 2018 World Cup host Russia. Reacting to Russian Premier League club Torpedo Moscow being handed its fourth racism-related punishment of the season Tuesday, the head of world soccer's governing body said on Twitter that ''sanctions must be applied but education is equally important...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hayatou: All of Africa will vote for Blatter

CAIRO (AP) Every one of Africa's 54 member countries will vote for Sepp Blatter in next month's FIFA presidential election, the continent's soccer boss said on Tuesday, referring to the 79-year-old Swiss as ''dear Sepp.'' In front of Blatter's three challengers, Issa Hayatou, president of the Confederation of African Football, promised unanimous support in his speech to open CAF...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hayatou says all of Africa will vote to re-elect Blatter as president

CAIRO -- The head of African football says his entire continent will back Sepp Blatter for re-election as FIFA president next month. Issa Hayatou, president of the Confederation of African Football, made the comment in his speech at the opening of its congress in Cairo on Tuesday. Blatter was also present. Hayatou referred to Blatter as ''dear Sepp,'' and said CAF's 54 member countries...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter says clubs must be docked points for fans' racist abuse

FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants teams to be docked points, suspended or even relegated if their supporters are found guilty of racist abuse. Blatter says financial punishments are no longer a sufficient deterrent. "We have to punish not only through fines and stadium closures but we have to use our rules to suspend teams, to take away their points or even to relegate them if racism...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Ali expects FIFA to be snubbed by sponsors if Blatter stays

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein believes the scandal-hit organization will struggle to replace sponsors and be hurt financially if Sepp Blatter remains in charge. Five of FIFA's top 14 sponsors decided in recent months not to extend their deals, leaving a void ahead of the high-profile qualifying draw event for the 2018 World Cup in Russia in July. None of the...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Ali expects sponsors to snub FIFA if Blatter stays

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein believes the scandal-hit organization will struggle to replace sponsors and be hurt financially if Sepp Blatter remains in charge. Five of FIFA's top 14 sponsors decided in recent months not to extend their deals, leaving a void ahead of July's qualifying draw for the 2018 World Cup. None of the departing sponsors, including Sony...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter back among friends: Africa ready to show its support

The three men challenging Sepp Blatter for the most powerful job in world soccer will see this week just how difficult it will be to remove the Swiss as FIFA president. The Confederation of African Football holds its main meeting in Cairo on Tuesday, when Blatter will likely be acclaimed by his long-time backers on the continent as their choice in next month's FIFA presidential election...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA candidates to AP: Qatar labor rights on our agenda

PARIS (AP) Staking out positions for the first time, the three candidates campaigning to dislodge Sepp Blatter as FIFA president have detailed to The Associated Press their views on one of the main topics of the 2022 World Cup: The plight of migrant laborers in host Qatar. Hundreds of deaths and well-documented abuses of guest workers in the rich Gulf nation are priority issues...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

13 U.S. senators call on FIFA to strip Russia of 2018 World Cup

  If a group of United States senators have their way, FIFA will shock the soccer world and move the next World Cup.   Robert Menendez and Ron Johnson led a group of 13 senators, who called on FIFA President Sepp Blatter to strip Russia of the hosting rights to the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday, according to Reuters. The senators’ letter cites Russia’s role in the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter listens to campaign speeches from 3 rivals

VIENNA (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter listened to campaign speeches from his three challengers on Tuesday, hearing how badly his rivals want to change the organization he has been running for 16 years. None of the three directly turned to Blatter, who was sitting in the front row during the annual UEFA congress, but Michael van Praag spoke last and voiced the harshest criticism...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter blasts politicians calling for World Cup boycotts

VIENNA -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter hit out at unnamed lawmakers for wanting boycotts of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 event in Qatar. ''Football should be united, sport should be united when it comes to boycotts,'' Blatter said at the UEFA congress on Tuesday. ''Boycotts have never had any results.'' Ukraine President Petro Proshenko last week urged allies to boycott...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter slams politicians calling for World Cup boycotts

VIENNA (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has hit out at unnamed lawmakers for wanting boycotts of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 event in Qatar. Blatter says ''football should be united, sport should be united when it comes to boycotts. Boycotts have never had any results.'' Blatter has addressed the issue during his opening speech at the annual UEFA congress, where he...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter faces difficult audience with UEFA in FIFA presidential bid

VIENNA -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter faces his toughest audience this week in his campaign to be re-elected. Blatter arrives Monday for the annual congress of UEFA, whose leaders are supporting all three of his election opponents: Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, Luis Figo and Michael van Praag. The 79-year-old Blatter was stung when he last went on UEFA turf, in Sao Paulo last June....
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter faces tough crowd at UEFA meeting

VIENNA (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter faces his toughest audience this week in his campaign to be re-elected. Blatter arrives Monday for the annual congress of UEFA, whose leaders are supporting all three of his election opponents: Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, Luis Figo and Michael van Praag. The 79-year-old Blatter was stung when he last went on UEFA turf, in Sao Paulo last June...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Ali: Blatter is playing politics with World Cup slots

ZURICH -- FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein claims incumbent Sepp Blatter is playing politics with a key World Cup decision. FIFA's executive committee will give each continent its 2018 World Cup qualifying slots at a special session on May 30 - the day after the election where Blatter seeks a fifth presidential term. FIFA vice president Prince Ali told The Associated...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Ali: Blatter playing politics with FIFA WCup slots

ZURICH (AP) FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein claims incumbent Sepp Blatter is playing politics with a key World Cup decision. FIFA's executive committee will give each continent its 2018 World Cup qualifying slots at a special May 30 session - the day after the election where Blatter seeks a fifth presidential term in a four-candidate contest. FIFA vice president...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter: 'all parts of FIFA' must help lift credibility

ZURICH (AP) Sepp Blatter is pledging to intensify a reform process at world football's governing body if re-elected as its president but says that ''all parts of FIFA'' must help raise its credibility. The 79-year-old Swiss official is the favorite to win a fifth term as FIFA president when its member federations vote in May. Blatter signaled in an interview with Swiss newspaper...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

German newspaper posts "article" on how Sepp Blatter is good for soccer

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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pele backs Sepp Blatter's bid to remain FIFA president

LONDON -- Pele is supporting Sepp Blatter's bid to continue running world football as the FIFA president prepares for his toughest-ever election battle. Blatter is taking on three rivals in FIFA's May election, including Pele's friend, Luis Figo, the former Portugal, Barcelona and Real Madrid player. But Pele is insistent that the 79-year-old Blatter should serve a fifth, four-year...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Interview: Pele backs Blatter for 5th term running FIFA

LONDON (AP) Pele is supporting Sepp Blatter's bid to continue running world football as the FIFA president prepares for his toughest-ever election battle. Blatter is taking on three rivals in FIFA's May election, including Pele's friend, Luis Figo, the former Portugal, Barcelona and Real Madrid player. But Pele is insistent that the 79-year-old Blatter should serve a fifth, four...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss
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