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Sepp Blatter has called Australia's female candidate for the FIFA executive committee ''good and good looking'' in an address to the Asian Football Confederation. Blatter briefly addressed the AFC Congress meeting Wednesday, praising Moya Dodd, an AFC vice president and former Australia international player. She's one of four women vying for the seat on the top executive committee. It was Blatter's first public speech in Mauritius ahead of the world body's annual FIFA Congress. Blatter also confirmed that he would ask the congress on Friday to suspend a decision on the introduction of age and term limits for high-ranking officials until at least next year. Blatter reaffirmed FIFA's intention to introduce stronger punishments for racism.

Blatter makes another FIFA mistake

Sepp Blatter has called Australia's candidate for a new woman's place on the FIFA executive committee "good and good looking" in an address to the Asian Football Confederation. Blatter briefly addressed the AFC Congress meeting Wednesday, praising Moya Dodd, an AFC vice president, former Australia international and one of four women standing for the seat on the...

Sepp Blatter praises female candidate?

With world soccer leaders under pressure to make concrete progress in reform, FIFA President Sepp Blatter praised the looks of one of the four women vying to become the body's first permanent female executive committee member. In his first public speech in Mauritius on Wednesday at the Asian Football Confederation's regional congress, Blatter called Australian candidate...

FIFA highlights reforms, Blatter salary a secret

FIFA President Sepp Blatter's salary remained a secret on Wednesday while the money-spinning world football body still backed its reform process and insisted it was becoming more financially transparent. A day after FIFA said a debate over restricting the age and number of terms of officials would be put off until at least next year, the earnings of its leaders were also still...

The leading issues at this week's FIFA Congress

A look at the main issues at this week's 63rd FIFA Congress in Mauritius, world football's top meeting of the year, which opens Thursday: --- RIGHT REFORMS? FIFA's 209 member countries will vote on more reforms at the two-day Congress, including proposals for age and term limits for elected officials. The 77-year-old FIFA President Sepp Blatter is opposed to preventing...

Blatter To Fight Against Moves To Limit His Term Of Office Over Age

FIFA Proposed age limits for FIFA officials could be considered as a form of discrimination, president Sepp Blatter said on Monday, as the 77-year-old reaffirmed his opposition to the idea. “It’s not up to me, we are in a democratic process with the member associations voting,” he said in an interview with FIFA’s website. “However, personally, I’ve already said I was...

China's Zhang appointed to FIFA board seat

Chinese football official Zhang Jilong has returned to FIFA's executive committee, replacing Vernon Manilal Fernando of Sri Lanka who was suspended last month for ethics violations. FIFA President Sepp Blatter tells Asian Football Confederation members that Zhang, one of their vice presidents, will complete Fernando's four-year mandate until 2015. Zhang's appointment...

FIFA exec. committee puts back age limit proposal

The FIFA executive committee has delayed a reform proposal to limit age and terms for its officials until at least next year, saying ''no consensus'' has been reached on the issues among its member countries and a ''more thorough analysis is required.'' Following Tuesday's executive committee meeting chaired by President Sepp Blatter, FIFA said...

Fifa Racism Measures Could See Teams Expelled Or Relegated

Teams could be expelled from competitions or relegated for serious incidents of racism after tough new powers were voted in by Fifa. For a first or minor offence, a warning or fine will be imposed. Re-offenders or serious incidents could lead to a points deduction or games being played behind closed doors. The ‘resolution on the fight against racism and discrimination’ was passed...

SAfrica to update FIFA on stalled fixing probe

The South African Football Association says it is sending a delegation to the FIFA Congress to update the world body on its fight against match-fixing as a probe into suspicious games ahead of its 2010 World Cup remains stalled back home. SAFA says Tuesday that its group, led by president Kirsten Nematandani, is ''expected'' to brief FIFA on efforts to fight fixing...
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