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Things to know about FIFA World Cup bidding rules

In the next World Cup bidding process, a vastly different set of FIFA rules should be in place. It had to be that way after the fallout from the 2018 and 2022 bidding contests, which were finally resolved Friday. At a meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, FIFA President Sepp Blatter closed Michael Garcia's investigation of World Cup hosts Russia and Qatar, and also looked ahead to the next...
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FIFA says the crisis is over despite much controversy

Fifa has maintained it will not re-open the voting process for the hosting rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, but president Sepp Blatter said that the confidential report into the bidding process for football’s showpiece events will be published in part. Following a meeting of Fifa’s Executive Committee today (Friday) in Marrakech, Morocco, Blatter said the decisions would...
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Qatar, Russia World Cup’s still going on per FIFA President Sepp Blatter

View image | FIFA President Sepp Blatter says the Qatard and Russia World Cup’s are safe, per Rob Harris. Breaking: FIFA President Sepp Blatter says “will not revisit the 2018 and 2022 vote” for World Cup hosts. Russia & Qatar safe — Rob Harris (@RobHarris) December 19, 2014 The Qatar World Cup is a complete joke. Well then again FIFA seems to...
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FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Sepp Blatter says FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report in the bidding process. At a FIFA executive committee meeting in Morocco, Blatter says ''we will not revisit the 2018 and 2022 vote.'' Blatter also says the executive committee agreed unanimously to publish ethics prosecutor...
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Sepp Blatter says FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Sepp Blatter says FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
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Sepp Blatter 'surprised' by Michael Garcia resignation

MARRAKECH, Morocco -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter tells The Associated Press he is ''surprised'' by the resignation of Michael Garcia, the American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process. Asked for his reaction, while attending the Club World Cup in Morocco, Blatter says he and his executive committee will formulate their response when they...
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FIFA Not Responsible For Qatar’s Workers Conditions According to Blatter

Sepp Blatter is in that zone where you wouldn’t be shocked by anything that he says. Blatter tested that in Sri Lanka by deflecting responsibility for Qatar’s labor situation to individual companies who employ those workers. In a report from The Guardian, Blatter said that, “[companies from European countries] are responsible for their workers and not Fifa.” Alright let...
Via Bloguin Best
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FIFA Files Criminal Complaint In Swiss Court Over 2018, 2022 World Cup Bids

GENEVA — FIFA filed a criminal complaint against unnamed individuals Tuesday over the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests won by Russia and Qatar. FIFA said president Sepp Blatter asked Switzerland’s attorney general to investigate the behavior of the unnamed people involved in the bid campaigns. In an apparent move to avert criticism of FIFA, Blatter acted on a request...
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA expected to clear Qatar on corruption charges

The BBC reports that FIFA is going to clear Qatar of corruption charges based on bidding for the 2022 FIFA World Cup when the FIFA ethics report is published tomorrow morning. Also, the English FA will be in trouble for associating themselves with former FIFA VP, Jack Warner, who resigned due to bribery allegations. After many allegations that Qatar bribed people to vote for them...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA film loses tens of millions of dollars at box office

You might remember us telling you about the movie United Passions, a film by FIFA and for FIFA.  Soccer’s world governing body spent $27 million dollars to produce a movie about its own virtues and greatness. At the time it was released, the FIFA film was panned as one of the most egomaniacal, laughable attempts at cinema in recorded history.  Reports of FIFA putting forth 90...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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