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SEPP BLATTER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blatter starts campaign by promoting Australia as World Cup host

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has fired his opening salvo in his campaign for re-election by saying Australia deserves to host the World Cup and that it is an "unfortunate omission" the country has not done so before. Australia gained only one vote when bidding for the 2022 World Cup, which was won by Qatar, and some FIFA observers believe Blatter was the one member of the world governing...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter confirms new FIFA presidential run

Sepp Blatter Sepp Blatter has confirmed his entry in the FIFA presidential contest for his fifth spell, without revealing which five national federations have nominated him.78-year-old Blatter posted a message on his Twitter account to say ”I’ve made my submission.”Thursday is the deadline for entries. Voting by FIFA’s 209 federations is May 29.The only contender to identify...
Via Ghanasoccernet
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Luis Figo announces intention to run against Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency

Luis Figo has announced his intention to stand against Sepp Blatter for the presidency of FIFA. The legendary Portuguese footballer joins Jerome Champagne, Dutch FA chief Michael van Pragg and former France international David Ginola as a challenger to the current FIFA boss – who has been in office for the past seventeen years. “I am worried for football and the image of FIFA...
Via World Soccer Talk
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Luis Figo enters FIFA presidential race against Sepp Blatter

GENEVA -- Luis Figo wants to become FIFA president and claims he has the nominations needed to be an official candidate against Sepp Blatter. The former Portugal, Barcelona and Real Madrid playmaker announced his campaign in a statement on Wednesday timed for release with an interview with CNN. ''I look at the reputation of FIFA right now and I don't like it. Football deserves better...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Africa football chief Nyantakyi reveals Blatter has ‘solid’ African support

Africa will support Blatter in FIFA elections, Kwesi Nyantakyi has revealed Sepp Blatter has secured the overwhelming supporting of African countries going into this year’s FIFA elections, one of Africa’s leading football administrators Kwesi Nyantakyi has revealed.African countries have vowed to vote overwhelmingly for the current leader Blatter in this year’s Fifa elections...
Via Ghanasoccernet
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter goads UEFA for lack of courage in FIFA election

NYON, Switzerland (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has goaded UEFA by saying it lacks courage to field an election candidate against him. Blatter tells CNN that opposition to him is led by UEFA but ''they don't have the courage to come in'' the election fight. The interview aired Monday, hours before UEFA President Michel Platini chaired an executive committee meeting that will...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UEFA does not have the courage to run against me – Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter expects to win a fifth term in office later in 2015 after condemning UEFA’s lack of […]
Via Soccer News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Putin reassures FIFA's Blatter that Russia can host 2018 World Cup

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he has received personal assurances from Russian President Vladimir Putin that the country's economic problems will not affect its ability to host the 2018 World Cup. Blatter said he was ''vigilant'' about Russia's economic situation after the ruble lost almost half of its value last year under pressure from the sinking world...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Former soccer player running for FIFA President, makes Blatter look competent

FIFA’s presidential elections are coming and people are lining up to challenge current FIFA President Sepp Blatter. We have profiled those who are exemplary and today, we’re profiling those who are potentially on the other end of the spectrum. Former French international David Ginola officially announced today that he is running for FIFA President. Based on this article from...
Via Bloguin Best
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Will FIFA ever care to change?

Last week, FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced that FIFA would finally release the “Garcia Report” (with redacted names) to the public. This is good news, except that he also stated that the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids would not be revisited, defying the very purpose of the report. Can we all take a step back for a moment to marvel at this? Whether it’s out of frustration...
Via The Sports Post
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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