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Platini says he won't support Blatter in FIFA vote

ROME (AP) UEFA president Michel Platini says he will not support Sepp Blatter in his bid for a fifth term as FIFA president. Platini tells Italian state TV ''I wish him well but four years ago he asked for our support by telling us that it would be his last candidacy. Now he's again asked for our support and I told him we won't anymore, we need some fresh air.'...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

World Cup 2022 Matches Could Start At 1am, Says Official

Harold Mayne-Nicholls, who is considering challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency, has suggested that some 2022 World Cup matches in Qatar kick-off as late as 1am; meaning matches could end as late as 3:30am local time. The ex-Chilean football chief said moving the games to that time of night would avoid the worst of the heat and allow the world tournament to remain scheduled...
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3 days ago  |  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...
Via Awful Announcing
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter Rejects Calls To Make FIFA World Cup Corruption Probe Public

ZURICH — Under pressure from FIFA’s independent prosecutor to unlock the secrecy that surrounds a FIFA World Cup bidding corruption probe, Sepp Blatter shut down that populist move Friday. Blatter was in combative form at a news conference after a two-day executive committee meeting, and used his chance to seize back control of an agenda dominated for a week by ethics prosecutor...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Asia football head backs Blatter for 5th FIFA term

The head of the Asian Football Confederation is backing Sepp Blatter's bid for a fifth term as FIFA president. President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa says Asia's growth in world football can be ''credited to the dynamic relationship'' between the AFC and Blatter's FIFA. Blatter has confirmed to executive committee colleagues - including Shaikh...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter: World Cup corruption probe to stay secret

ZURICH -- A corruption probe into the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will stay secret, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday, rejecting a request from the chief investigator to make his report public. Blatter said FIFA's ethics rules state that all such investigations should be confidential, and that no member of his executive committee asked for the report to be published...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter: Use Instant Replay To Challenge Disputed Calls In Soccer

MANCHESTER, England — FIFA President Sepp Blatter wants to test the use of video replays in games by next year. Speaking at the SoccerEx conference in a pre-recorded video, Blatter says he wants TV replays used in a domestic league and at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand in 2015. Blatter says “we could test such challenge calls.” Coaches would have the right once...
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Awful Announcing
August 25, 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...
Via Awful Announcing
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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