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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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter urges critics to fight him at elections

Blatter urges critics to take him onSepp Blatter wants his detractors to stand up and take him on in a Fifa presidential election rather than just criticise him, the Fifa president said on Saturday.“If I were not criticised, I would not have any value,” the Swiss, who is in his fourth mandate after first being elected in 1998, told reporters.“People who say I should not be...
Via Ghanasoccernet
17 days ago  |  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

Blatter: Time penalties for divers

Sepp Blatter has called on referees to punish play-acting by imposing "time penalties" on offending players. There have been 13 bookings for simulation in this season's Premier League , and Blatter has identified a "deeply irritating" trend of diving and feigning injury in the game. Now the FIFA president has called on officials to stamp out the offenses...
Via Fox Soccer
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Raja Casablanca upset Ronaldinho’s Athletico Mineiro 3-1

Originally posted on Ronaldinho’s Athletico Mineiro went out of the FIFA Club World Cup after losing to Moroccan league champions Raja Casablanca 3-1 in the semifinal. The 33 year-old Brazilian who won the 2004 and 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year Award scored a superb free kick to draw the Copa Libertadores champions back on level terms. Raja Casablanca who...
Via Top-soCCer
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Blatter suggests end to playoffs

FIFA President Sepp Blatter says World Cup qualification should not involve playoffs, despite the drama they provide. Blatter has suggested finding ''a solution where at the end of the qualification you are in or out and not this playoff.'' His comments from a FIFA website interview were made before first-leg matches next week in four European playoffs and two intercontinental...
Via Fox Soccer
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordaan backs Blatter over Africa, Asia WCup spots

New South African football president Danny Jordaan backs Sepp Blatter's call for a rethink over the number of places given to African and Asian teams at the World Cup, saying they should be increased at the expense of Europe and South America. It's ''an important matter for debate,'' Jordaan said on Saturday. Jordaan, the former 2010 World Cup head organizer...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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