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  1. Sport - Soccer

    Sepp Blatter hails Brazil fans and looks forward to World Cup

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Fifa insists 'problems will be solved' in time for 2014 Fifa president Sepp Blatter hailed the Maracana fans and the electric atmosphere at the Confederations Cup final ... matches to Brazil's impoverished favelas via fan zones and giant screens, Blatter declared the test event a success despite unrest on the streets. What moved Blatter most during the two-week ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Blatter warns players not to run away from racism

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 08:32am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Fifa president Sepp Blatter has warned players that running away from racism is not the right way to deal with the issue. AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince ... and former Arsenal star Patrick Vieira praised Boateng for standing up to the racists, but Blatter responded to the incident by insisting players should not leave the pitch. Blatter is adamant ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Fifa adopts resolution to toughen sanctions in bid to curb racism

    Posted May 31st 2013, 05:14pm by Reuters, AFP

    ... following abuse from the stands during a friendly game in January this year. Fifa president Sepp Blatter urged the congress to "send a strong signal to the racists that their time is up". ... on to the executive committee, with two others co-opted. It has taken us 109 years to get this far," said Blatter. In his presidential address to delegates from 208 of the world governing body's 209 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am

    ... political stand-off in Washington   People will say: 'Blatter's done a tremendous job of promoting the universality of the game, but. ...' Jerome Champagne on his former boss, Fifa president Sepp Blatter   Isaac would be very surprised to hear the Chinese violinists now Pinchas Zukerman on changes in mainland orchestras since his mentor Isaac Stern visited in 1979 ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - FIFA PRESIDENCY

    Champagne uncorks bid to topple Blatter

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 10:23pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Champagne uncorks bid to topple Blatter Sepp Blatter's former right-hand man Jerome Champagne officially launched his bid on Monday to stand for the Fifa presidency, ... between 1999 and 2010 and is a former deputy secretary general of world soccer's governing body. The presidential elections will take place in June 2015 with Blatter expected to stand ...

  8. The real reason why all the talent ends up in Europe

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... the underdeveloped world and their bounty is soccer players. At least that's the opinion of Sepp Blatter, president of FIFA, soccer's governing body. 'I find it unhealthy, if not despicable, for rich clubs in Europe to send scouts shopping in Africa, South America and Asia to 'buy' the most promising players there,' Blatter wrote in The Financial Times. 'This leaves ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 03:38am by STAFF

    ... the [supposedly] half-dead player comes back to life Fifa chief Sepp Blatter urges referees to crack down on players faking injury   ...

  10. Sport - Soccer

    Blatter wants soccer teams with racist fans to be kicked out

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 09:30pm by APSPT

    ... Associated Press in London Kick out teams for racism, says Blatter Fifa president Sepp Blatter wants teams to be kicked out of competitions for racial abuse by fans. The push for tougher anti-racism sanctions was revealed by Blatter in a speech in England, days after the Manchester City team were subjected to racial abuse in Russia, which is hosting the 2018 World Cup. CSKA Moscow ...




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