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  1. Jason Dasey

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... the encouraging Asian performances at the World Cup. But one thing off-limits is discussion about his possible interest in Fifa's top job. Next year, Sepp Blatter's 12-year reign as president ... mysteriously quiet about his intentions. 'No comment,' was the response when the 61-year-old Qatari was asked if he planned to run against 74-year-old Blatter, who announced his intention ...

  2. Hammam urges Asia to raise the stakes after China's Cup flop

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... with an estimated 150 million people.' Hammam said. Recently labelled as the third most powerful man in football by World Soccer magazine- behind Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Uefa boss Michel ... event. They could be up against countries like England, Mexico, Russia, the US, Greece, Portugal to name a few. On a personal level, Hammam is content to play second fiddle to Blatter. This week ...

  3. Sport - Soccer

    Jerome Champagne confirms he will stand against Sepp Blatter

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:40am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Long-time Fifa incumbent Sepp Blatter will have at least one rival for next year’s presidential election as former senior Fifa executive Jerome Champagne confirmed on Monday he would contest the post. The 56-year-old Frenchman, who worked closely with Blatter between 2002 and 2005 when he was deputy secretary-general, said on Twitter he had sent ...

  4. Sport - Soccer

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter hails 'special' World Cup in Brazil

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... unrest Blatter hails 'special' tournament Fifa president Sepp Blatter lavished praise on the World Cup in Brazil, saying it had been a "very special" event. "What makes ... on the field of play was exceptional." It's more than emotion and passion- it is a drama Sepp Blatter Blatter saluted the passion and intensity of the 32 teams in the event, which culminated ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Sepp Blatter suggests interplanetary football is possible

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 12:31am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sao Paulo Final frontier doesn't faze Fifa president, who was expected to announce a bid for re-election Blatter to announce bid for fifth term Fifa chief Sepp ... and then one day we won't have the World Cup, we will have interplanetary contests Sepp Blatter "We are still in our reform process but we are at the end," he said. "Our basic ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    'They want to destroy us,' says Sepp Blatter as he brands Qatar critics racist

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:44am

    ... Reuters in Sao Paulo Fifa boss launches scathing attack on 'all the destructors in the world' Fifa president Sepp Blatter launched a scathing attack on those he said were ... relating to the Qatar World Cup. Sadly there’s a great deal of discrimination and racism and this hurts me Sepp Blatter Blatter’s comment came in the wake of a series of fresh allegations made ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    European chiefs urge Sepp Blatter to step down

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:28am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sao Paulo Top European football officials publicly called on Sepp Blatter to end his reign as Fifa president amid accusations of corruption against Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid. Michael van Praag, head of the Dutch football association, said Blatter should quit when his term ends next year. A similar demand was made by David Gill, vice-chairman ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    'My mission is not finished,' says Sepp Blatter as he pledges to build a new Fifa

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 10:30am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sao Paulo Swiss chief still in powerful position with strong support among the African and Asian blocs Sepp Blatter is ready to seek a new term as Fifa’s president, ... later denied having any designs on a life-time presidency. Something like this, lacking respect like I saw and heard in the Uefa meeting, I have not had in my entire life Sepp Blatter Isolated ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - 2014 World Cup

    Sepp Blatter ducks calls for Qatar re-vote

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 09:35am

    ... Agence France-Press in Sao Paulo Sepp Blatter resisted calls to order a re-vote for the 2022 World Cup on Thursday, saying no decision could be taken until Fifa completes a probe of Qatar’s winning bid. I am not a prophet. We must wait for the results of the investigation Sepp Blatter Speaking in Sao Paulo, Blatter declined to comment directly on mounting corruption ...

  10. News - World - SOCCER

    Giving Qatar World Cup was mistake, Fifa president Sepp Blatter admits

    Posted May 17th 2014, 02:21am by Reuters

    ... because of the heat, Fifa president Sepp Blatter said. "Of course, it was a mistake. You know, one comes across a lot of mistakes in life," he told Swiss television station RTS. ... launched an investigation last year into alleged corruption surrounding the voting procedure for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, awarded to Russia and Qatar respectively. Blatter was adamant, though, ...




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