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Video: John Oliver eviscerates FIFA and the 2014 World Cup

If you haven’t been watching “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” you should really start. The ex-Daily Show correspondent has been fantastic during the first season of his new Sunday night HBO show. His protracted rants about one subject each week have been absolutely perfect and this Sunday was no exception. Oliver’s target this week? FIFA and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil...
Via Rumors and Rants
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Faces Backlash From European Powers

FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s attempts at demagoguery and playing at fear may have gone over well with Asian and African nations on Monday but Tuesday he faced he major backlash from leaders in the European game. Michael van Praag, a Dutch Executive Committee member of UEFA, the governing body of European football, said to a newspaper in the Netherlands: “People link FIFA to...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter Says 400 Billion People Will Watch The World Cup, Is Probably Wrong

FIFA president Sepp Blatter was on the attack today, addressing the bribery claims levied against his organization on the eve of the World Cup. In addition to his “racist” accusations, during an address to FIFA Congress (which, at this point, sounds like a close cousin to the Imperial Senate), Blatter boasted about the popularity of the world’s most popular sporting event,...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter thinks anyone complaining about the Qatar World Cup is racist

In case you were wondering just what exactly goes on in the mind of FIFA head Sepp Blatter, some quotes that he made this weekend should enlighten you a little bit. In talking about the much-maligned 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Blatter said the criticism of it was inspired by “a great deal of discrimination and racism”. Yes, that is an actual thing he said. Sure Sepp, everyone that...
Via Awful Announcing
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter Hits Out at “Racist” British Media

FIFA President Sepp Blatter launched into an astonishing tirade against the British press today at the Asian Football Confederation’s meeting in São Paulo. With increased scrutiny surrounding Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, Blatter went on the offensive against those in the British press criticizing the member of the Asian Confederation. Blatter said “We...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

John Oliver went after FIFA and Sepp Blatter, and it was glorious

On Sunday night’s episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver sent his sights on FIFA and president Sepp Blatter in advance of the World Cup. The commentary is absolutely spot-on and hilarious, and brings up some amazing comparisons. So, if fans weren’t aware of how corrupt and disgusting of an organization FIFA was before this, they sure as hell are now. I highly...
Via Awful Announcing
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

United Passions: The story-of-FIFA movie with Mr Orange as Sepp Blatter alongside Johnny 5 man

United Passions: The story-of-FIFA movie with Mr Orange as Sepp Blatter alongside Johnny 5 man - originally posted on The story of the world’s soccer federation, FIFA, is now being told in a forthcoming movie. The film gets behind the scenes of how FIFA began, right the way up to current President, Sepp Blatter. Most excitingly it is a chance to relive some of glorious...
Via Soccerlens
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Blatter: Time penalties for divers

Sepp Blatter has called on referees to punish play-acting by imposing "time penalties" on offending players. There have been 13 bookings for simulation in this season's Premier League , and Blatter has identified a "deeply irritating" trend of diving and feigning injury in the game. Now the FIFA president has called on officials to stamp out the offenses...
Via Fox Soccer
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Raja Casablanca upset Ronaldinho’s Athletico Mineiro 3-1

Originally posted on Ronaldinho’s Athletico Mineiro went out of the FIFA Club World Cup after losing to Moroccan league champions Raja Casablanca 3-1 in the semifinal. The 33 year-old Brazilian who won the 2004 and 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year Award scored a superb free kick to draw the Copa Libertadores champions back on level terms. Raja Casablanca who...
Via Top-soCCer
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Blatter suggests end to playoffs

FIFA President Sepp Blatter says World Cup qualification should not involve playoffs, despite the drama they provide. Blatter has suggested finding ''a solution where at the end of the qualification you are in or out and not this playoff.'' His comments from a FIFA website interview were made before first-leg matches next week in four European playoffs and two intercontinental...
Via Fox Soccer
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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