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Champagne confirms plan to challenge Blatter

ZURICH (AP) Former FIFA international relations director Jerome Champagne has confirmed his plan to challenge President Sepp Blatter in next year's election. Champagne wrote on his campaign website Monday that he informed FIFA's 209 member federations and the election supervisor, Domenico Scala, of his decision. The French former diplomat launched his campaign in London...
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Jerome Champagne confirms plan to challenge FIFA president Sepp Blatter

ZURICH (AP) Former FIFA international relations director Jerome Champagne has confirmed his plan to challenge Sepp Blatter for the presidency next year. Champagne writes on his campaign website that he informed FIFA's election supervisor, Domenico Scala, of his decision. The French former diplomat launched his campaign in January, and said even then that he doubted he could beat...
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REPORT: US Soccer Head, Sunil Gulati, Refuses Gift $25k Watch While Sepp Blatter And Others Accept

In a report from The Sunday Times in England, an investigation conducted by them discovered that three members of the FIFA Executive Committee including US Soccer President Sunil Gulati, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan and Moya Dodd of Australia refused $25,000 watches from FIFA sponsor Parmigiani during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The three Committee members reported...
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Prince Ali hopes for 'real' leader after Blatter

MANCHESTER, England (AP) FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein says he hopes that "real candidates" - focused on policy not personality - will emerge to run world football in the future. Sepp Blatter confirmed this week that he will stand for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president in May after saying a majority of football leaders told the 78-year-old official...
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Sepp Blatter to run for fifth term as FIFA president

Sepp Blatter confirmed that he will run for a fifth term as president of FIFA despite saying previously that he had not intended to run again. He has since backed off those remarks, and all but made his candidacy official Monday. Blatter, 78, has been the president of soccer's governing body since 1998. Speaking at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester, Blatter announced...
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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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FIFA Thinks It’s Tough for Women To Understand Offside Rules

It’s no secret that FIFA isn’t the most “forward thinking” organization in the world. This latest example gets listed under “sexism.” In a recent article of “The FIFA Weekly,” FIFA’s official magazine, Sepp Renggli chronicles Sepp Blatter as he goes back home to his hometown team in Switzerland. The entire article screams of PR spin to try and divert Blatter from...
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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
August 12, 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

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
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