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Sexwale 'weighing all options' about FIFA presidential race

MONACO (AP) FIFA official Tokyo Sexwale says he's ''weighing all options'' before entering the governing body's presidential election race. The South African businessman and FIFA anti-discrimination task force member has support from some football officials to succeed Sepp Blatter. Sexwale tells reporters ''I am just applying my mind and I will make it up in due course.'' He says...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michel Platini's credentials as reformer questioned by FIFA rival

LONDON -- As Michel Platini prepares to reveal his FIFA presidential vision, a rival contender is launching his campaign by questioning the UEFA leader's long-standing association with Sepp Blatter and his credentials to reform the scandal-tainted governing body. Former Trinidad and Tobago captain David Nakhid is positioning himself as a candidate whose main selling point is his...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Platini's credentials as reformer questioned by FIFA rival

LONDON (AP) As Michel Platini prepares to reveal his FIFA presidential vision, a rival contender is launching his campaign by questioning the UEFA leader's long-standing association with Sepp Blatter and his credentials to reform the scandal-tainted governing body. Former Trinidad and Tobago captain David Nakhid is positioning himself as a candidate whose main selling point is his...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

FIFA hosts Palestinian, Israeli soccer leaders for talks

ZURICH - A FIFA panel aiming to improve Israeli-Palestinian football relations met for the first time Wednesday and agreed a follow-up session in the Middle East next month. Panel chairman Tokyo Sexwale, a South African businessman, hosted the two football federations' leaders, FIFA said in a statement. Sexwale, who some football officials want to be a FIFA presidential candidate...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Making The Case: USA 2022 World Cup

Ever since awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, FIFA has been heavily criticized. Japan, South Korea, Australia, Qatar, and the United States all bid for the 2022 World Cup, and on December 2, 2010 FIFA selected Qatar to be the host nation. Was awarding the hosting rights of the World Cup to a Middle Eastern nation the size of Connecticut really a great idea?Consider the following...
Via The Sports Quotient
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter: There is no corruption in soccer

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the organization is not corrupt and that he stepped down from his position so as to protect the sport's governing body. Blatter has served as president of FIFA since 1998, but his tenure has been marred by repeated allegations of corruption even prior to the arrests of FIFA officials by Swiss and American authorities in May. The Swiss was re-elected...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA reform commission chief Carrard defends Blatter, bashes US soccer

The man appointed to lead FIFA's reform commission has revealed that two people appointed by sponsors will sit on a separate independent board to oversee the process. Francois Carrard said he made having the five-strong advisory board a pre-condition of accepting the position and that it will work as a counter-balance to the FIFA-appointed reform commission if he is not happy with...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chair of FIFA reform committee on American soccer: “it’s just an ethnic sport (and) for girls in schools.”

The man pictured above is Francois Carrard. He is the former Director General of the International Olympic Committee and is now the independent chair of FIFA’s Reform Committee, tasked to make changes within FIFA amid the corruption scandal. In an interview, he gave this thoughts on how Sepp Blatter has been treated following the scandal and his beliefs on soccer in the United...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chair of FIFA reform committee on American soccer: “it’s just an ethnic sport (and) for girls in schools.”

The man pictured above is Francois Carrard. He is the former Director General of the International Olympic Committee and is now the independent chair of FIFA’s Reform Committee, tasked to make changes within FIFA amid the corruption scandal. In an interview, he gave this thoughts on how Sepp Blatter has been treated following the scandal and his beliefs on soccer in the United...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter gets cow at home charity event

ULRICHEN, Switzerland Sepp Blatter was given a cow but gave little away about FIFA business at his annual charity football tournament on Saturday. A cow called Colombo was a gift to Blatter from the village authority at his family's ancestral home of Ulrichen. Blatter quipped in Swiss-German dialect to 250 spectators that he would keep the cow ''to see lots of little Colombos''...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter gets cow, milks support at home charity event

ULRICHEN, Switzerland (AP) Sepp Blatter was given a cow but gave little away about FIFA business at his annual charity football tournament on Saturday. A cow called Colombo was a gift to Blatter from the village authority at his family's ancestral home of Ulrichen. Blatter quipped in Swiss-German dialect to 250 spectators that he would keep the cow ''to see lots of little Colombos...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chung slams 'cynical' FIFA ethics probe of charity money

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-joon says any ethics committee investigation of his disaster relief donation to Pakistan would be ''cynical.'' The South Korean lawmaker launched his FIFA election campaign Monday with strong criticism of outgoing president Sepp Blatter. In 2010, as FIFA vice president, Chung pledged $400,000 for football projects in...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter critical of presidential hopeful Chung Mong-Joon for calling FIFA 'corrupt'

Outgoing president Sepp Blatter has hit out at potential successor Dr Chung Mong-Joon for labeling FIFA "a corrupt organisation." Blatter called Chung's comments "disturbing," and pointed out the South Korean businessman was FIFA vice-president and an emergency committee member for 17 years. "It is disturbing, to say the least, to hear Dr Chung Mong-Joon describe FIFA as 'a corrupt...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter not running for re-election as IOC member

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) FIFA president Sepp Blatter is relinquishing his position on the International Olympic Committee. Blatter was among a group of IOC members up for re-election for another eight-year term on Monday. But IOC President Thomas Bach says Blatter informed him by letter on July 23 that he would not stand again. Blatter, beset by a corruption scandal at FIFA,...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

John Oliver Skewers Sepp Blatter, Vladimir Putin, FIFA Sponsors (Video)

John Oliver’s position as a comedic adversary to some of the world’s most powerful figures is secure. Oliver once again aimed his unique wit at FIFA on Sunday in the latest episode of “Last Week Tonight.” Sepp Blatter was the butt of Oliver’s jokes, as usual, but this time the popular comedian included Russia President Vladimir Putin and FIFA sponsor McDonald’s in his...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter deserves the Nobel Prize, Vladimir Putin says

MOSCOW (AP) Vladimir Putin and Sepp Blatter just can't stop praising each other. The Russian president, speaking with Swiss TV on Monday, said the embattled head of FIFA deserves a Nobel Prize for his work. Two days after Putin and Blatter hosted the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup, Putin said ''people like Blatter ... deserve special recognition.'' Blatter had opened the...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

FIFA's Blatter deserves Nobel Prize, says Putin

MOSCOW (AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin has said embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize for his work in world sport. In an interview with Swiss TV broadcast on Monday, two days after Putin and Blatter hosted the preliminary draw for Russia's 2018 World Cup, Putin said ''people like Blatter ... deserve special recognition.'' Besides Blatter, Putin suggested...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vladimir Putin implies that Sepp Blatter merits Nobel Prize

"I think people like Mr Blatter or the heads of big international sporting federations, or the Olympic Games, deserve special recognition," Putin said in an interview on Swiss broadcaster RTS. "If there is anyone who deserves the Nobel Prize, it's those people." Putin appeared alongside the outgoing FIFA president during Saturday's World Cup qualifying draw, amid ongoing investigations...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vladimir Putin implies that Sepp Blatter merits Noble Prize

"I think people like Mr Blatter or the heads of big international sporting federations, or the Olympic Games, deserve special recognition," Putin said in an interview on Swiss broadcaster RTS. "If there is anyone who deserves the Nobel Prize, it's those people." Putin appeared alongside the outgoing FIFA president during Saturday's World Cup qualifying draw, amid ongoing investigations...
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vladimir Putin: Sepp Blatter Deserves Nobel Prize, Not Personally Corrupt

Sepp Blatter’s not the popular figure in the soccer world right now, but the embattled FIFA president might take comfort in knowing he has Vladimir Putin’s support. Putin launched a timely defense of Blatter on Monday in an interview with Swiss broadcaster RTS, according to Reuters. Putin, Russia’s president, doubts Blatter had any personal involvement in the corruption and...
Via NESN.com
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

John Oliver Goes After Sepp Blatter, Vladimir Putin and McDonald’s In Latest FIFA Rant

The greatest thing going in American television today is John Oliver’s relentless pursuit of exposing corruption in hilarious fashion, which means his near weekly screed against the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, better known to most citizens of Earth as the Evil Empire—wait, sorry, sorry, I mean FIFA. These commentaries are always a must see moment on HBO’s...
Via Awful Announcing
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

John Oliver describes Blatter and Putin as a ‘vortex of concentrated evil’

FIFA and Sepp Blatter was the topic yet again for a segment on the hit HBO show ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.’ During Sunday night’s show, John Oliver tackled the topics of Sepp Blatter and Vladimir Putin standing on the stage together at the FIFA World Cup preliminary draw, and Jeffrey Webb paying for his $10 million bond with a Ferrari, 10 properties and 5 Rolex watches...
Via World Soccer Talk
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Russia getting on with World Cup job as FIFA fights scandal

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) As he shared the stage with FIFA's departing president Sepp Blatter, Russian President Vladimir Putin's message was simple. FIFA may be in chaos, but Russia is getting on with the job. ''I'd like to emphasize again that all the plans to prepare for the World Cup will be fulfilled,'' Putin said, standing alongside the embattled Blatter at Saturday's preliminary...
Via AP on Fox
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter, Vladimir Putin Attend 2018 World Cup Draw Together

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — FIFA and Sepp Blatter put their corruption crisis aside and got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir Putin at a Russian state residence on Saturday. The two presidents joined on stage for speeches to open a draw ceremony that almost two hours later paired Spain and Italy, respectively the 2010 and 2006 champions...
Via NESN.com
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

FIFA, Blatter get back to World Cup business at Putin home

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) FIFA and Sepp Blatter put their corruption crisis aside and got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir Putin in a Russian state residence on Saturday. The two presidents joined on stage for speeches to open a draw ceremony that is the FIFA leadership's first major public event since American and Swiss criminal...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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