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Sepp Blatter

# 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

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.

# sepp-blatter - Monday 17 December, 2012

Bin Hammam resigns after provisional ban extended

The Qatari told AFP in an emailed statement that he had stepped down from the positions.

# sepp-blatter - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Blatter plans Platini talks on Serbian fine

‘There should be strong punishments for racism’ says the FIFA President.

Blatter: ‘Goal-line technology works’

FIFA President makes the comment despite no contentious decision needing to be made during Club World Cup trial.

# sepp-blatter - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Platini stands firm against goal-line technology

Two systems will be trialled at the Club World Cup this week, but Michel Platini still thinks it’s a big waste of money.

# sepp-blatter - Friday 7 December, 2012

Opinion: why goal-line technology isn’t good enough in this day and age

More drastic steps need to be taken in order to make officials’ lives easier, writes Paul Fennessy.

# sepp-blatter - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

From Three teens to be charged over death of linesman Tragedy

Three teens to be charged over death of linesman

The Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) has also cancelled all activities this weekend.

# sepp-blatter - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Mission to Moscow: FIFA announce 2018 World Cup venues

Next job is finding Ekaterinburg on the map.

# sepp-blatter - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Blatter tells FIFA advisers to curb criticism

FIFA’s anti-corruption advisers should not target FIFA executive committee says Blatter

# sepp-blatter - Friday 28 September, 2012

If you can’t stand the heat…: Blatter defends World Cup kick off times

The FIFA president and secretary general bristled at suggestions that the games were scheduled to suit European audiences.

# sepp-blatter - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Cleared: CAS overturn FIFA’s ban on Bin Hammam

The former head of the Asian Football Confederation was banned for life by FIFA’s ethics committee.

# sepp-blatter - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Consistent: Hoeness calls for Blatter’s resignation

‘At last a number of people dare to attack Blatter,’ says the Bayern president.

# sepp-blatter - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Blatter: ‘I’m powerless to punish Havelange’

FIFA’s honourary president Joao Havelange has been embroiled in an extremely damaging TV rights payments controversy. But his successor says he can do little about it.

# sepp-blatter - Thursday 5 July, 2012

It’s official: FIFA approves goal-line technology

Meanwhile, the Premier League has issued a statement supporting the idea.

# sepp-blatter - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Blatter: Goal-line technology a ‘necessity’

“After last night’s match GLT is no longer an alternative but a necessity,” FIFA President Sepp Blatter wrote on Twitter.

# sepp-blatter - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Scrapping the shoot-out: Could images like this soon be a thing of the past?

The FIFA president has tasked Franz Beckenbauer to come up with an alternative way to settle tied matches. Bring on the crossbar challenge.

# sepp-blatter - Friday 25 May, 2012

If Sepp Blatter has his way, you’ll never see another penalty shoot-out

“Football can be a tragedy when you go to penalty kicks,” Blatter said today.

# sepp-blatter - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Bin Hammam set for hearing as he seeks to overturn ban

The controversial ex-FIFA presidential candidate has taken his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

# sepp-blatter - Monday 2 April, 2012

Iraq hopeful of ending international ban

The Iraqi national federation will petition FIFA in an attempt to overturn its ban on home international fixtures within the country.

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