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  • Aug 28, 2014
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Sepp Blatter

Fifa adopts resolution to toughen sanctions in bid to curb racism

Fifa's Congress in Mauritius yesterday adopted a resolution that will lead to tougher sanctions in cases of racism, including points deductions and even relegation for repeat offenders.

Saturday, 1 June, 2013, 4:03am

Talking points

Deputy Foreign Ministers Zhai Jun and Cheng Guoping brief the media on Xi Jinping's first overseas trip as president, to Russia, Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of Congo, later this week. Energy from Russia, business with Africa and the five leading emerging economies' summit will be key factors.

14 Feb 2014 - 7:11pm

Blatter warns players not to run away from racism

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 Boateng and his team-mates walked off the field after he was subjected to abuse during a recent friendly match with Pro Patria.

15 Jan 2013 - 8:39am

Who said it?

I voted for Mursi and it was a mistake, a big mistake. This constitution is bad

Egyptian Ali Mohammed Ali on President Mohammed Mursi's proposed new charter


I know there are appointees who don't care about delivering performance, but not everyone is like that

16 Dec 2012 - 4:47am

Soccer scores a hi-tech goal

The saying that if it isn't broken, don't try to fix it is generally good reason to think twice before doing so. But if there is a popular perception that something needs fixing it probably does. A case in point is the world game. There is no argument that that is what soccer is, with grass-roots participation and global television audiences.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


West wing is an integral part of hill

It is ironic that the Development Bureau is planning to launch a two-day Heritage Fiesta in December to tie in with an international conference on heritage conservation (also organised by the bureau) when it has announced its revamped plan to sell off virtually the whole of Government Hill to a developer by tender in 2013.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Money's the name of the world game

Sepp Blatter's ability to ride out a storm over allegations and confessions of widespread corruption to be re-endorsed, unopposed, as president of Fifa, football's world governing body, can be explained in one word - money.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

The trouble with Fifa


2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

HKFA chief still unsure on vote for top Fifa job

One-country, one-vote. That's how Timothy Fok Tsun-ting sees it as he prepares to go to Zurich to cast Hong Kong's vote at next Wednesday's election to decide who will be president of Fifa.

26 May 2011 - 12:00am

It's time for Fifa to widen the playing field

Ordinarily, apologies to the public are made by politicians or other public figures who have been elevated to a special status and therefore owe the general public a measure of accountability. These days sportsmen, and in particular professional soccer players, seem to be the ones apologising most often.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am