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Blatter skips 3rd appearance, stays out of public view

ZURICH (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has skipped another speaking engagement as he avoids appearing in public for a second day. Blatter missed giving a scheduled speech to open Thursday's session of FIFA's medical conference in a Zurich hotel. FIFA chief medical officer Jiri Dvorak says Blatter has to ''manage the situation,'' after the governing body was rocked Wednesday by...
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THE LATEST: Blatter cancels speaking engagement in Zurich

ZURICH (AP) The Latest on FIFA developments: --- 9 a.m. (0700 GMT, 3 a.m. EDT) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has cancelled another speaking engagement as he avoids appearing in public for a second day. FIFA says Blatter will not give a scheduled speech to open Thursday's session of a soccer medical conference in a Zurich hotel. Blatter skipped two meetings of continental soccer organizations...
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Ahead of FIFA election, key sponsor Visa threatens to quit

ZURICH (AP) Sepp Blatter is preparing for the FIFA presidential election with world soccer reeling from the arrest of key officials and a key sponsor threatening to quit the scandal-tainted organization. The FIFA Congress, which will see Blatter challenged by Prince Ali of Jordan for the presidency on Friday, is due to start later Thursday but European body UEFA is threatening a...
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USA Soccer, CONCACAF losers in FIFA’s ‘World Cup of fraud’

  American soccer is more valuable than we think, and it would be much bigger today than it currently is if corrupt officials hadn’t been stealing from the till for the last quarter century.   Damming allegations from federal authorities in the United States and Switzerland followed Wednesday’s FIFA arrests, which are shaking the soccer world and producing this...
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Blatter: FIFA to root out corruption, regain soccer's trust

ZURICH (AP) While accepting the trust of world soccer has to be regained, FIFA President Sepp Blatter responded to the arrest of top officials on Wednesday by insisting it showed his efforts to eradicate corruption were working. The deepest crisis in FIFA's 111-year history is threatening Blatter's bid to win a fifth, four-year term in a contest against Prince Ali bin al-Hussein...
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UEFA calls for postponing election, Blatter can’t leave Switzerland

While the soccer governing bodies trying to wrap their heads around the news from the past 14 hours or so, UEFA has decided to take a stand. UEFA and their 54 members are calling to postpone Friday’s FIFA Presidential election due to the events surrounding the FIFA corruption scandal. If the election goes as scheduled, it’s possible that UEFA may boycott the FIFA Congress and...
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FIFA Arrests Likely To Help Sepp Blatter Win Fifth Term As President Of World Soccer

Sepp Blatter should be calm right now. After all, the FIFA arrests might have sealed his victory in the upcoming presidential elections. Much of the soccer world awoke Wednesday to news seven FIFA officials were among 14 people arrested on suspicion of participating in a long-running, multi-million-dollar bribery scheme in North, Central and South America...
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Blatter, corruption and Women's World Cup: It's complicated

Who wears short shorts?   Women’s soccer players wear short shorts — or they would, if Sepp Blatter designed their uniforms, in addition to the vast power he holds over both the men’s and women’s international sports. Blatter was not accused of wrongdoing in the massive sting Wednesday morning in which several major FIFA executives were arrested in Zurch and accused...
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