FIFA President Sepp Blatter laments referee Andoh attack

FIFA President BlatterFIFA President Blatter has written to Kwesi Nyantakyi, the President of the Ghana FA, to express his ‘sadness and distress’ upon hearing the death of referee Kyei Andoh who was apparently attacked by fans during a match last weekend.According to reports, the assistant referee suffered severe injuries after he was beaten up during a match between Gold Stars...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Blatter: Use video to punish divers

Video evidence should be used to punish footballers who dive, fake injuries or waste time, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Friday. Seeking to eradicate cheating from the game, Blatter questioned why disciplinary bodies are not using existing rules to take retrospective action. ''Video evidence can contribute greatly to fair play, provided the sport's disciplinary...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Blatter: Use video to punish divers, injury fakers

FIFA President Sepp Blatter wants players who dive, fake injuries or waste time to be punished retrospectively using video evidence. The rules already allow such action to be taken, but Blatter believes disciplinary bodies are not applying them when ''serious breaches of the principle of fair play'' have been missed by referees. In FIFA's weekly magazine, Blatter...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Blatter: I would be FIFA candidate if members ask

Sepp Blatter says he would seek re-election as FIFA president if the member federations ask him. In an interview with Swiss state broadcaster RTS shown on Friday, Blatter outlined what it would take to stand again in a May 2015 poll. He would be 79 then. ''I'm not announcing now that I'm going to be a candidate, but if the member associations asked me to be a candidate...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter wants IOC age limit scrappped

FIFA President Sepp Blatter says imposing age limits on sports administrators is an ''act of discrimination.'' The 77-year-old Swiss spoke out Thursday in a debate on whether to change the 70-year age limit for members of the International Olympic Committee. While many members said the age should be raised to 75, Blatter said the rule should be scrapped altogether...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA's Blatter plans to visit Israel, Palestinians

FIFA President Sepp Blatter will meet with Israeli and Palestinian political authorities in April to push for closer ties between their football bodies. FIFA says Blatter's visit was requested by the national associations' presidents at a meeting Monday in Zurich attended by officials from UEFA and the Asian Football Confederation. FIFA hopes the two sides will sign a cooperation...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

President Dilma Rousseff Says Brazil Ready to Host ‘World Cup of World Cups’, Makes Sepp Blatter Back Down

FIFA president Sepp Blatter‘s tough love didn’t last very long once Dilma Rousseff chimed in. Shortly after Blatter criticized the speed of Brazil’s preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Monday, Brazilian president Rousseff used Twitter to respond, saying the nation will be ready to welcome the world to the “home of football,” ESPN reports. “Brazilians start 2014...
January 07, 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...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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