Sepp Blatter: Fight Racism In Soccer By Deducting Points, Not Closing Stadiums

Sepp Blatter has problems with soccer’s strategy for combating racism. The FIFA president says partial- or full-stadium bans amount to an “excessive” and “collective” punishment of innocent fans. “Football without a crowd is like a concert without sound,” Blatter wrote in his column in FIFA Weekly, according to Sky Sports. “Games behind closed doors are also included...
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FIFA boss Sepp Blatter supports points deduction as a punishment for racist attacks

Blatter is determined to curb racism in football Fifa president Sepp Blatter has claimed that sporting sanctions such as points deductions are a better punishment for fans racist behaviour. “Games behind closed doors are also included in the (Fifa) code but I regard this penalty as an extremely dubious instrument,” he said. “They represent a disproportionately collective punishment...
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Defending Champions Zambia confirm participation in 2014 Cosafa Cup competition

Zambia won the 2013 edition of the COSAFA Cup Defending champions Zambia have joined Mozambique to confirm their participation in the 2014 Cosafa Cup to be held in Botswana from September 13-28. The pair join hosts Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Malawi, Seychelles, Lesotho and Swaziland as having stated their intention to take part in the regional championship which...
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Blatter says World Cup will be 'well done'

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter says the World Cup will be ''well done,'' but he criticized Brazilian authorities for starting late on stadium projects and for not providing enough worker safety.
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Blatter calls for solidarity

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has urged the UEFA Nations League to work closely with world football’s governing body. UEFA’s 54 […]
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Bumbling IFAB Gets In The Way Of Eliminating Triple Punishment Rule In Soccer

Soccer is truly the world’s game. Yet, the rules for all organized soccer are set by an anachronistic body made up of 8 members. Have you seen a picture of them? They look more like the Royal and Ancient organization that administers the rules of golf rather than the guiding board for the world’s most dynamic and popular sport. Four members are from the so-called “Home Nations”...
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Blatter refuses to comment on allegations over improper 2022 World Cup bid payments

ZURICH (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter refused to comment on allegations linking Qatar's winning 2022 World Cup bid to payments received by voters.
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Blatter: No comment on Qatar 2022 payment claims

ZURICH (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter refused to comment on allegations linking Qatar's winning 2022 World Cup bid to payments received by voters.
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FIFA President Sepp Blatter laments referee Andoh attack

FIFA President BlatterFIFA President Blatter has written to Kwesi Nyantakyi, the President of the Ghana FA, to express his ‘sadness and distress’ upon hearing the death of referee Kyei Andoh who was apparently attacked by fans during a match last weekend.According to reports, the assistant referee suffered severe injuries after he was beaten up during a match between Gold Stars...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Blatter: Use video to punish divers

Video evidence should be used to punish footballers who dive, fake injuries or waste time, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Friday. Seeking to eradicate cheating from the game, Blatter questioned why disciplinary bodies are not using existing rules to take retrospective action. ''Video evidence can contribute greatly to fair play, provided the sport's disciplinary...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Blatter: Use video to punish divers, injury fakers

FIFA President Sepp Blatter wants players who dive, fake injuries or waste time to be punished retrospectively using video evidence. The rules already allow such action to be taken, but Blatter believes disciplinary bodies are not applying them when ''serious breaches of the principle of fair play'' have been missed by referees. In FIFA's weekly magazine, Blatter...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Blatter told me he wants to see me at the World Cup’- Abeiku Ainooson

Abeiku Ainooson wants to be in Brazil for the World Cup.By Osman RahmanAsante Kotoko defender Abeiku Ainooson claims FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter told him he wants to see him at the 2014 Brazil World Cup finals.The centre-back revealed to that during the medal presentation at the just ended CHAN tournament, Blatter whispered to him he was looking forward...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Blatter wants another term

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has all but confirmed he will stand for a fifth term of office. Blatter had said he would retire next year but has now indicated he will stand again if asked to do so by member associations - a formal announcement is expected at the FIFA Congress in Sao Paulo in June. The 77-year-old has called on the International Olympic Committee to scrap its age...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Blatter: I would be FIFA candidate if members ask

Sepp Blatter says he would seek re-election as FIFA president if the member federations ask him. In an interview with Swiss state broadcaster RTS shown on Friday, Blatter outlined what it would take to stand again in a May 2015 poll. He would be 79 then. ''I'm not announcing now that I'm going to be a candidate, but if the member associations asked me to be a candidate...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter wants IOC age limit scrappped

FIFA President Sepp Blatter says imposing age limits on sports administrators is an ''act of discrimination.'' The 77-year-old Swiss spoke out Thursday in a debate on whether to change the 70-year age limit for members of the International Olympic Committee. While many members said the age should be raised to 75, Blatter said the rule should be scrapped altogether...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sports minister expects Curitiba in World Cup

Curitiba is expected to remain in the World Cup despite stadium construction delays, according to Brazil Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo. He visited Curitiba on Wednesday and said he is confident local organizers will be able to show FIFA the stadium will be ready by June for its four matches. FIFA said a decision on whether to drop the city will be made on Feb. 18. ''The expectations...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA's Blatter plans to visit Israel, Palestinians

FIFA President Sepp Blatter will meet with Israeli and Palestinian political authorities in April to push for closer ties between their football bodies. FIFA says Blatter's visit was requested by the national associations' presidents at a meeting Monday in Zurich attended by officials from UEFA and the Asian Football Confederation. FIFA hopes the two sides will sign a cooperation...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter lands in South Africa for CHAN Final

FIFA boss Sepp BlatterFifa President Sepp Blatter will arrive in Cape Town on Friday for the Final of the African Nations Championship. Nigeria take on Zimbabwe in the third place match on Saturday while Ghana will contest the Final against Libya following that.Both matches will take place at the Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town.The Final between Libya and Ghana will be preceded by...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Canada plans bid for 2026 World Cup

The Canadian Soccer Association plans to bid to host the 2026 World Cup . This year's tournament will be in Brazil, followed by Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022. FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said future World Cup hosts will be decided by all FIFA members, not just the executive committee. ''We're the only G-8 nation to not host the World Cup,'' CSA president...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rousseff, Blatter meet amid WC delays

The presidents of Brazil and FIFA expressed their faith in organizing a successful World Cup , amid missed construction deadlines and warnings about dropping one host city. ''We are ready. We will be staging the cup of all cups,'' Brazil President Dilma Rousseff said through a translator at FIFA headquarters on Thursday. Rousseff spoke at a joint news conference...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rousseff, Blatter meet amid latest WCup delays

The presidents of Brazil and FIFA have expressed their faith in organizing a successful World Cup, amid missed construction deadlines and warnings about dropping one host city. Brazil President Dilma Rousseff says, ''We are ready. We will be staging the cup of all cups.'' Rousseff spoke alongside FIFA President Sepp Blatter after their one-hour meeting, though no...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerome Champagne launches FIFA presidential bid

One of Sepp Blatter's former advisers has launched a bid to succeed his former boss as FIFA president in 2015. Former deputy secretary general Jerome Champagne said Monday that he will seek the five required nominations to stand in the FIFA election. ''We need a different FIFA, more democratic, more respected, which behaves better and which does more,'' said...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Champagne goes for FIFA presidency

Jerome Champagne, a former close adviser of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, has announced that he is to stand for the presidency of the world governing body. Champagne, 55, made his announcement at a news conference in London where he stated he will stand for election next year. The French former diplomat is likely to face Blatter, 77, although the current president has said he will...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Former French diplomat Jérôme Champagne set to challenge Sepp Blatter and run for the Fifa presidency

Jerome Champagne to compete Sepp Blatter for FIFA PresidencyTomorrow in central London the first shots will be fired in what could prove a momentous battle to decide who runs world football when a former French diplomat will announce his intention to run for the Fifa presidency next year.In firing the gun, Jérôme Champagne is aware he may be taking on his old master, Sepp Blatter...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Blatter urges against boycotts

FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims both the World Cup and the Winter Olympics in Sochi have been "misused" as a platform for political protest. Blatter insists those calling for a boycott of the Olympics because of human rights issues - the broadcaster Stephen Fry has backed a boycott over Russia's anti-gay laws - will achieve nothing. FIFA is also facing up to the...
Via Fox Soccer
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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