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SEPP BLATTER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ex-Nigeria player Odegbami wants to run for FIFA president

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) Former Nigeria international Segun Odegbami says he wants to run for the FIFA presidency and succeed Sepp Blatter. The 63-year-old Odegbami, a former national team striker, told Nigerian media his bid may seem ''far-fetched'' but ''the international football environment reveals the real possibility of such change.'' Blatter is stepping down amid American and...
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12 hours 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
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...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fake money thrown at Blatter during press conference

FIFA announced on Monday morning that a new president will be elected in February. That wasn’t the most notable thing that happened during Sepp Blatter’s press conference. Things took a rather hilarious turn when an unknown man — who is being identified as a comedian — walked up to the podium and showered Blatter in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Awful Announcing
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

FIFA's 'United Passions' lowest-grossing movie in U.S. history

  Americans are growing increasingly fond of soccer but their appreciation for the global game on the big screen is another story.   “United Passions,” a movie about world soccer’s governing body, has earned the title of lowest-grossing film in United States box office history, the Guardian reported Thursday, citing the Hollywood Reporter. FIFA paid much of...
Via NESN.com
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Blatter reconsidering decision to step down

Sepp Blatter is reportedly reconsidering the decision he made recently to step down as president of FIFA. According to the Daily Mail, Swiss newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag cited an anonymous source close to Blatter over the weekend who said Blatter may change his mind and decide to remain in his current position. Blatter has apparently...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Blatter fires FIFA PR chief De Gregorio over a joke

Via NESN.com
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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