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Archives: Sepp Blatter

Luis Figo proposes expanding the World Cup to as many as 48 teams

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Former Ballon d’Or winner Luis Figo released his manifesto at a Wembley press conference today as he prepares to challenge Prince Ali Bin Hussein, Michael van Pragg and incumbent Sepp Blatter for the presidency of FIFA. During his press conference, the … Continue reading

U.S Soccer president Sunil Gulati needs to take a stand against Sepp Blatter and FIFA

Posted on by Abe Asher
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On April 19th, 2013, Sunil Gulati – at least in theory – became one of the most powerful men in soccer. No one remembers the razor-thin margin of his victory – an 18-17 vote victory over Mexican Federation President Justino … Continue reading

FIFA confirm three opponents to Sepp Blatter’s presidency

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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FIFA have confirmed the three candidates who will oppose Sepp Blatter’s presidency are Portugal legend Luis Figo, Dutch FA chief Michael Van Praag and Asian Football Confederation vice-president Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein of Jordan. Former France international David Ginola and ex-FIFA deputy … Continue reading

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Can Luis Figo and co smash the Blatter system?

Posted on by Simon Evans
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So for a few months at least, FIFA will become a multi-party democracy. After former Portugal international Luis Figo joined the list of those challenging incumbent Sepp Blatter, there is now a broad range of candidates offering change. The big … Continue reading

Luis Figo announces intention to run against Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Luis Figo has announced his intention to stand against Sepp Blatter for the presidency of FIFA. The legendary Portuguese footballer joins Jerome Champagne, Dutch FA chief Michael van Pragg and former France international David Ginola as a challenger to the … Continue reading

FIFA Vice-President Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein Set to Challenge Sepp Blatter

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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“I am seeking the Presidency of FIFA because I believe it is time to shift the focus away from administrative controversy and back to sport”.  FIFA vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan has announced that he will challenge Sepp … Continue reading

FIFA’s Ethics And Principles Nothing Short of Disgraceful

Posted on by Abe Asher
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FIFA was back in the news this week, which almost always means a good hearty laugh followed by a sustained period of crying. This week, we found out that the report conducted by American investigator Michael Garcia into the awarding … Continue reading

Carlo Ancelotti Believes It Is Impossible For Sepp Blatter ‘To Shut His Mouth’

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Speaking at his press conference ahead of his club’s match against Cornella, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has responded to comments made by FIFA president Sepp Blatter while the head of world football’s governing body was speaking to local press … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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 … Continue reading

Why It’s Imperative That Sepp Blatter Is Challenged At FIFA Presidency Election

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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The 1st of June 2011 saw Joseph ‘Sepp’ Blatter elected to his fourth term as FIFA President.  He (in)famously was the only candidate listed as his challenger Mohammed bin Hammam had to withdraw from the election due to charges of corruption. … Continue reading

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter Confirms 5th Consecutive Presidential Run

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Current FIFA President, Sepp Blatter has announced his bid for re-election, after first being elected as president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association in 1998 Blatter has served four consecutive terms for the past 18 years. Although Blatter hinted … Continue reading

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Announces Trials For Television ‘Replay’ System

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Speaking at Manchester’s Soccerex, FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced plans to introduce a TV trial which would allow coaches to challenge referee decisions. The ‘replay’ system would be similar to the ones used in the NFL, tennis and Major League Baseball. … Continue reading

Sepp Blatter Wants to Give Managers the Power to Challenge Refereeing Decisions During Games

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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At FIFA’s Congress in Sao Paulo today, FIFA President Sepp Blatter proposed the idea of allowing managers the opportunity to make two challenges during a game regarding questionable refereeing decisions. The concept of the challenge is not a new idea … Continue reading

Sepp Blatter Suggests Inter-Planetary Soccer Competitions in the Future [VIDEO]

Posted on by Ben Weich
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Amid calls for his resignation, Sepp Blatter today came out with one of his most bizarre statements yet. The FIFA president whimsically suggested that soccer could be played on other planets in the future, possibly resulting in an inter-galactic tournament … Continue reading

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Faces Backlash From European Powers

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s attempts at demagoguery and playing at fear may have gone over well with Asian and African nations on Monday but Tuesday he faced he major backlash from leaders in the European game. Michael van Praag, a … Continue reading

Time For FIFA To Reform: Anger At Soccer’s Governing Body Reaching Tipping Point

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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The Sunday Times’ report into alleged corruption surrounding Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid is yet another unwanted body blow to FIFA’s credibility as the custodians of world soccer. The central allegation revolves around former Asian Football Confederation President Mohammed Bin … Continue reading

Bumbling IFAB Gets In The Way Of Eliminating Triple Punishment Rule In Soccer

Posted on by Noel S. Williams
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Soccer is truly the world’s game. Yet, the rules for all organized soccer are set by an anachronistic body made up of 8 members. Have you seen a picture of them? They look more like the Royal and Ancient organization … Continue reading

Blatter Slams Brazil By Insisting ‘No Host Country Has Been So Far Behind’: Daily Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FIFA President Sepp Blatter has slammed Brazil World Cup 2014 organizers by saying that no host country has been so far behind before in their preparations to host the major soccer tournament even though Brazil is the only host nation … Continue reading