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Putin rules out cutting 2018 World Cup venues

MOSCOW (AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin has ruled out cutting any of the 11 host cities for the 2018 World Cup despite repeated recommendations from FIFA head Sepp Blatter. Russia's tournament organizers were surprised when Blatter suggested at the World Cup in Brazil that two stadiums should be dropped for the 2018 tournament. Blatter raised the issue again when he traveled...
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Platini will not stand against Blatter in fight for FIFA presidency

UEFA president Michel Platini will not run against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. The 59-year-old confirmed to UEFA delegates in Monaco that he had decided against standing for the FIFA post as he wants to continue his work as head of European football's ruling body. Platini told a news conference he felt passionately that he should stay with UEFA. "This is the...
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Platini will not challenge Blatter for FIFA presidency

UEFA chief Michel Platini has announced that he will not challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. Speaking at […]
Via Soccer News
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Michel Platini won't run against Sepp Blatter

MONACO (AP) Michel Platini will not challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. Iceland football association president Geir Thorsteinsson says Platini told officials at a closed-door UEFA meeting Thursday that he will not be a candidate in FIFA's election in May. Thorsteinsson says ''we went for peace. I think it is the logical decision.'' Platini was expected...
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FIFA’s Sepp Blatter profile reads like North Korean propaganda

The August 22nd issue of The FIFA Weekly contains a short profile of supreme leader FIFA President Sepp Blatter.  There are plenty of very serious issues in FIFA that make it a punchline around the world – massive amounts of corruption, ineptitude, a lack of real action to battle racism, Qatar, etc.  Oh, and did I mention massive amounts of corruption? One of the most comical elements...
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Blatter: African players don’t have faith in their leaders

Fifa President Sepp Blatter with former South African President Mandela Fifa President Sepp Blatter says bonus disputes arise because African players do not trust their federations. Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria were involved in bonus disputes which distracted them at the World Cup, and Blatter says that is why Fifa decided to step in. Ghana’s government failed to provide the money...
Via Afrikan Soccer
18 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter urges critics to fight him at elections

Blatter urges critics to take him onSepp Blatter wants his detractors to stand up and take him on in a Fifa presidential election rather than just criticise him, the Fifa president said on Saturday.“If I were not criticised, I would not have any value,” the Swiss, who is in his fourth mandate after first being elected in 1998, told reporters.“People who say I should not be...
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20 days ago  |  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

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...
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June 09, 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
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