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#Sepp Blatter

# sepp-blatter - Friday 26 September, 2014

FIFA president Blatter to stand for fifth term, says luxury watches are a ‘non-problem’

The 78-year-old has been FIFA’s leader since 1998, but has faced growing criticism from European football chiefs.

# sepp-blatter - Monday 8 September, 2014

We’ll leave it there so: Podge not playing hurling, five more years of Sepp and the rest of the day’s sport

Also, the GAA cut ticket prices and Peter Schmeichel did some karaoke.

FIFA plans to trial TV referrals which will allow managers to contest decisions

President Sepp Blatter made the announcement on the same day he revealed he will run for a fifth term.

Sepp Blatter to ignore critics and seek fifth term as FIFA president

In other news, the sky remains blue.

# sepp-blatter - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Platini says he will not challenge Blatter for top FIFA job

The way is clear for Blatter’s fifth four-year term in charge of FIFA.

# sepp-blatter - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Sepp’s on another planet, it’s World Cup eve and all today’s sports

There was also reaction to the GAA’s hurling rule change, Connacht have signed two Leinster players on loan while the US Open starts tomorrow.

Sepp Blatter is going to ignore all the haters and declare his FIFA candidacy today

Blatter was met by some vocal European opposition yesterday as FIFA prepares for its congress.

# sepp-blatter - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

‘Blatter must go,’ say top football officials

The corruption allegations and the mounting pressure on the FIFA president have threatened to further taint the opening of the latest World Cup.

‘Francois’s eyes glitter like his merchandise as he gives his prediction: Switzerland and Brazil’

Swtizerland’s squad — comprised largely of the children of immigrants and refugees — stands poised to give its reputation a great boost, writes our man in Brazil.

Sepp Blatter thinks the Qatar World Cup allegations are all a bit racist

FIFA critics “want to destroy the institution, because our institution is too strong,” says Blatter.

# sepp-blatter - Monday 9 June, 2014

Big sponsors are putting pressure on FIFA following more Qatar World Cup allegations

Adidas, Visa, Hyundai and Sony all expressed their concern over the weekend.

# sepp-blatter - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Diego Maradona slams FIFA ‘bribes’

“Those behind them must be held accountable, especially in regards to the latest events related to awarding Qatar the 2022 World Cup,” he said.

# sepp-blatter - Friday 6 June, 2014

Blatter and FIFA ‘confident’ Brazil World Cup will be a success

Sao Paulo was plunged into transport chaos after a strike by subway workers yesterday.

# sepp-blatter - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From Concerns raised about some Irish businesses involved with Qatar World Cup Exploitation

Concerns raised about some Irish businesses involved with Qatar World Cup

As fresh bribery allegations throw the spotlight back on to Qatar, an Irish human rights lawyer has warned that the country’s ‘kafala’ labour system is leading to the exploitation of migrant workers.

# sepp-blatter - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Finally! The FIFA movie ‘United Passions’ debuts at Cannes

Tim Roth plays Sepp Blatter, Sam Neill is Joao Havelange with Gerard Depardieu as Jules Rimet.

# sepp-blatter - Friday 16 May, 2014

Blatter admits that Qatar World Cup is a ‘mistake’. In other news, water is wet.

It’s okay though, says Sepp, because “everyone makes mistakes in life.”

# sepp-blatter - Friday 9 May, 2014

# sepp-blatter - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Brazil halt work on World Cup stadium after death of construction worker

The stadium in Sao Paulo is due to host the opening game between Brazil and Croatia.

# sepp-blatter - Monday 20 January, 2014

Jerome Champagne, the brilliantly-named FIFA candidate, wants sin bins and orange cards

This is the man who hopes to topple Sepp Blatter as the head of world football.

# sepp-blatter - Sunday 12 January, 2014

How can football solve its diving problem?

The issue has come under the spotlight once again in the Premier League this season.

# sepp-blatter - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Sepp Blatter urges referee action on diving

“Cutting out this kind of cheating is a matter of respect towards opponents and fans,” he said.

# sepp-blatter - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Vanishing spray to be used at World Cup, says Blatter

Vanishing spray, which disappears within in a minute, is a foam squirted onto the pitch to mark the line where the defending team set up their defensive wall.

# sepp-blatter - Friday 6 December, 2013

As it happened: 2014 World Cup finals draw

Ireland will not be in Brazil next summer but the show must go on.

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FIFA are holding the World Cup draw in the middle of nowhere

The lavish resort features swan boats, turtles, horseback rides, and white sand beaches.

Black armbands, tributes as sports world pays tribute to Mandela

Heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali said he “taught us forgiveness on a grand scale”.

# sepp-blatter - Friday 8 November, 2013

Ding dong Blatter open to hearing Qatar’s side in worker abuse claims

‘I have listened to the ding from lots critics and I am going to Qatar to listen to the dong.’

# sepp-blatter - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Sepp Blatter makes bizarre Ronaldo ‘hairdresser’ quip

The FIFA president was asked if Messi or the Real Madrid star was his favourite.

# sepp-blatter - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Sepp Blatter wants ‘racism’ teams kicked out

The FIFA President has said tougher measures need to be imposed on teams whose fans are found guilty of racist behavior.

# sepp-blatter - Monday 14 October, 2013

# sepp-blatter - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Michel Platini says politics influenced Qatar 2022 World Cup win

The Uefa President also mocked Sepp Blatter in an interview that will likely cause controversy.

# sepp-blatter - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

FIFA executive brands Qatar World Cup ‘a blatant mistake’

A bit of sense with this man.

# sepp-blatter - Monday 24 June, 2013

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The ‘Dancing Sepp Blatter’ FIFA hack is very clever — but also very fake

Solidar Switzerland met Blatter in Zurich today as part of their campaign for a fairer World Cup.

# sepp-blatter - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Blatter: Brazil will be ready for World Cup

Everyone chill, they got this.

# sepp-blatter - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Sepp Blatter’s outrage at tiny Italian FA fine for racist Roma fans

So the FIFA boss is an anti-racism campaigner now, everyone.

# sepp-blatter - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Former FIFA chief Joao Havelange resigns over bribes scandal

But current president Sepp Blatter has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

# sepp-blatter - Monday 22 April, 2013

# sepp-blatter - Friday 5 April, 2013

Classic Sepp: Blatter backtracks on racism punishments

The FIFA president had called for guilt clubs to be relegated, now he’s not so sure.

# sepp-blatter - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

FIFA approves goal-line technology for Brazil 2014

Football’s governing body confirmed the news about next year’s World Cup this afternoon.

# sepp-blatter - Monday 31 December, 2012

Blatter seeks help from member organisations on anti-corruption

The FIFA president truly is the Eliot Ness of the Association Football world.

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