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Women’s World Cup sparks equality debate

Originally posted on Top-soccer.com www.theguardian.com The 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada has been universally acknowledged as a big success. The worldwide TV audience, together with record crowds, has certainly raised the profile of the women’s game to new levels. The tournament was certainly well received in England where the team reached the semi-finals for the first...
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Blatter: European politicians helped Qatar land World Cup

BERLIN — FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively. Blatter told Welt am Sonntag that “there were two political interventions” from former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German counterpart Christian Wulff...
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FIFA executive Issa Hayatou to present World Cup trophy

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) FIFA confirms that Senior Vice President Issa Hayatou will present the championship trophy at the Women's World Cup. Hayatou also is the head of the African soccer federation. The African body had already emailed The Associated Press concerning Hayatou's role at the U.S.-Japan final Sunday at BC Place in Vancouver. FIFA adds that Lydia Nsekera and...
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Embattled Sepp Blatter admits travel limited for fear of arrest, but he’s still innocent…

Sepp Blatter, the embattled current FIFA president, has steadfastly denied any wrongdoing in the ongoing bribery and money laundering scandal engulfing those closest to him. However, since his re-election to anther term as FIFA president, Blatter has not been seen outside of his native Switzerland. Could it be fear of arrest himself? Many have speculated that was exactly what was...
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Embattled Sepp Blatter admits travel limited for fear of arrest, but he’s still innocent…

Sepp Blatter, the embattled current FIFA president, has steadfastly denied any wrongdoing in the ongoing bribery and money laundering scandal engulfing those closest to him. However, since his re-election to anther term as FIFA president, Blatter has not been seen outside of his native Switzerland. Could it be fear of arrest himself? Many have speculated that was exactly what was...
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FIFA president Blatter makes new World Cup claim

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has claimed there were "political interventions" from the presidents of France and Germany ahead of the voting for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The embattled chief of football's world governing body alleges former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his German counterpart Christian Wulff sought to influence vote-makers before the two tournament hosts...
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Blatter opens up in interview on FIFA scandal and his role in it

BERLIN FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively. Blatter told Welt am Sonntag that ''there were two political interventions'' from former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German counterpart Christian Wulff before...
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Blatter: French, German presidents tried influence WCup vote

BERLIN (AP) FIFA president Sepp Blatter says in a newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively. Blatter tells German Sunday newspaper Welt am Sonntag that ''there were two political interventions'' from former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German counterpart...
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Africa's soccer strongman a candidate for FIFA president?

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) The son of a sultan from northern Cameroon, Issa Hayatou has ruled African soccer for 27 years and counting, a decade longer than Sepp Blatter has been in charge of FIFA. Now FIFA's senior vice president and the No. 2 executive after Blatter, Hayatou, a 68-year-old former physical education teacher, has played many roles in the quarter of a century he has sat...
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FIFA deflects criticism about absence of Blatter from final

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association deflected criticism about FIFA President Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke not attending the Women's World Cup final, saying the winning captain won't care who hands over the championship trophy. Leaders of both organizations reviewed the tournament on Friday, two days before the United States...
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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

SOCCER BERLIN (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said in a magazine interview that he is not corrupt and that he has a ''clear conscience'' despite corruption investigations into world soccer's governing body. ''Whoever accuses me of being corrupt has to prove it to me first. But nobody can do that because I'm not corrupt,'' Blatter told Thursday's edition of German weekly Bunte...
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Blatter says he has 'clear conscience' despite FIFA probes

BERLIN (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said in a magazine interview that he is not corrupt and that he has a ''clear conscience'' despite corruption investigations into world soccer's governing body. ''Whoever accuses me of being corrupt has to prove it to me first. But nobody can do that because I'm not corrupt,'' Blatter told Thursday's edition of German weekly Bunte, extracts...
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FIFA Senior Vice President to present trophy at Women's World Cup final

The secretary general of the Confederation of African Football says FIFA Senior Vice President and African soccer head Issa Hayatou will present the trophy at the Women's World Cup final in place of Sepp Blatter. Blatter, the FIFA president, is skipping the trip to Canada in the midst of a U.S.-led investigation into corruption in the world body. CAF secretary general Hicham el Amrani...
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With no Blatter, Hayatou to present trophy at Women's WCup

The secretary general of the Confederation of African Football says FIFA Senior Vice President and African soccer head Issa Hayatou will present the trophy at the Women's World Cup final in place of Sepp Blatter. Blatter, the FIFA president, is skipping the trip to Canada in the midst of a U.S.-led investigation into corruption in the world body. CAF secretary general Hicham el Amrani...
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FIFA president Blatter insists, 'My conscience is clear'

FIFA president Sepp Blatter insists he has a clean conscience and that anyone who calls him corrupt should be sent to jail. The 79-year-old announced last month he will step down as president following the corruption crisis that has engulfed the world governing body but says he has done nothing wrong personally. Blatter also said he believes he will go to heaven one day. He told...
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Tuesday's Sports In Brief

SOCCER ZURICH (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not be traveling to Canada for Sunday's Women's World Cup final, FIFA said, as criminal investigations into soccer's governing body continue in the United States and Switzerland. Secretary general Jerome Valcke will also be absent from the biggest event in women's soccer. FIFA said in a statement that ''due to their current commitments...
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Blatter won’t attend World Cup final due to ‘personal reasons’

Sepp Blatter won’t have the pleasure of performing one of his favorite job tasks this weekend. Blatter won’t attend the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup final on Sunday in Vancouver, Reuters reported Tuesday. Blatter’s U.S.-based lawyer, Richard Cullen, said the FIFA President won’t travel to Canada “for personal reseasons” but declined to say what role the ongoing corruption...
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FIFA president Blatter will not travel to Canada Women's World Cup final

FIFA president Sepp Blatter will not travel to Canada for the final of the Women's World Cup, the world governing body has said. The 79-year-old Swiss would ordinarily present the trophy to the winning team's captain in Vancouver, but his appearance had been in doubt with Blatter reportedly under investigation by the FBI as part of ongoing probes into alleged FIFA corruption. On...
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Blatter not traveling to Women's World Cup final in Canada

ZURICH (AP) FIFA says President Sepp Blatter will not go to Canada for Sunday's Women's World Cup final, amid criminal investigations into soccer's governing body. Secretary General Jerome Valcke will also be absent from the biggest event in women's soccer. FIFA said ''due to their current commitments in Zurich, the FIFA President and the FIFA Secretary General will remain at the...
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FIFA hopeful Bility says would step aside for Hayatou

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) The Liberian who wants to be FIFA president says he would step aside if African soccer head Issa Hayatou decided to run. Musa Bility, the Liberia Football Association president, says if Hayatou ''puts up his hand to run, I will definitely bow out of the race.'' Hayatou is FIFA's senior vice president and has served on its executive committee for 25 years....
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Ben Affleck, Matt Damon making film about FIFA scandal

One movie about FIFA has already been a disaster. The propaganda film United Passions earned $918 dollars in the U.S. on its opening weekend and has lost more than $26 million against its estimated $29 million budget. People were clearly not buying what that movie was selling, especially as it was released following FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s forced resignation amid a federal...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA election monitor urges Blatter to commit to going

ZURICH (AP) FIFA election monitor Domenico Scala has urged Sepp Blatter to state clearly he is leaving as president. Scala calls in a statement for ''all concerned - including Mr. Blatter'' to endorse ''unequivocally the announced changing of the guard at the top of FIFA.'' Blatter announced his planned exit on June 2 amid a crisis provoked by American and Swiss federal investigations...
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Scala urges Blatter to stop 'flirting with power'

Sepp Blatter has been urged to stop "flirting with power" by the man who will oversee the next FIFA presidential election. Blatter announced on June 2 he would step down from the presidency of the sport's world governing body at an extraordinary congress to be held between December and March. It followed the crisis that engulfed FIFA, with 18 people indicted in the United States...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter liberated by FIFA presidential decision, expects 2016 election

GENEVA -- Sepp Blatter says his decision to leave FIFA was ''liberating'' and he expects the election to replace him will be in early 2016. In an interview published Saturday, Blatter explained why on June 2 he announced his planned FIFA exit amid American and Swiss investigations of corruption in world soccer. ''It was the only way to take away the pressure from FIFA and my employees...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter: 'Liberating' to leave FIFA, expects 2016 election

GENEVA (AP) Sepp Blatter says deciding to leave FIFA was ''liberating'' and he expects the election to replace him will be in early 2016. In an interview published Saturday, Blatter explains his planned FIFA exit announced June 2 amid American and Swiss investigations of corruption in world soccer. Blatter tells his local Swiss newspaper Walliser Bote: ''It was the only way to take...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss
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