ARTICLES RELATING TO SEPP BLATTER

Blatter goads UEFA

2015-01-27 10:44

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has goaded UEFA by saying it lacks courage to field an election candidate against him.

Ginola's FIFA bid may be illegal

2015-01-26 10:59

Bookmaker-funded Ginola bid to unseat Blatter could breach FIFA rules, even if he gains the requried nominations.

FIFA labelled 'secretive'

2015-01-10 14:36

FIFA presidential hopeful Prince Ali bin Al Hussein has called world football's governing body "secretive".

Ali needs Asia support

2015-01-08 10:12

Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein's bid to oust Sepp Blatter will get a huge boost if he can count on the Asia confederation.

Prince Ali's charm offensive begins

2015-01-07 10:21

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein heads to the AFC Extraordinary Congress.

Prince Ali to challenge Blatter

2015-01-06 15:30

FIFA vice-president Prince Ali bin Al Hussein has thrown down the gauntlet to incumbent Sepp Blatter.

'Earthquake' needed to change SWC hosts

2014-12-19 17:51

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has ruled out moving the 2018 and 2022 Soccer World Cups tournaments from Russia and Qatar.

FIFA open crisis talks

2014-12-19 07:52

FIFA president Sepp Blatter opened a meeting of his 25-member executive committee amid a storm of controversy.

FIFA to target cricket-mad SL

2014-12-02 18:52

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has vowed to make football Sri Lanka's most popular game by overtaking cricket.

Blatter confirms Qatar as hosts

2014-12-01 08:20

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has assured Asian Football Confederation that 2022 World Cup will be staged in Qatar.

Blatter rejects demands

2014-11-19 21:43

Sepp Blatter has rejected demands to publish the report into allegations of corruption surrounding the 2018 and 2022 SWC bids.

FIFA fails ethical litmus test

2014-11-15 12:27

FIFA is shaken by a fratricidal war over its own corruption probe into the way the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded.

Emirates cut ties with FIFA

2014-11-03 16:32

Dubai-based airline Emirates will not renew its World Cup sponsorship with FIFA for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

'Impossible' to shut Blatter up

2014-10-29 14:24

Carlo Ancelotti has launched a stinging attack on FIFA president Sepp Blatter as he backed Cristiano Ronaldo.

FIFA fully supports Russia

2014-10-28 13:14

Sepp Blatter has stated that FIFA categorically backs Russia in hosting the 2018 World Cup and has praised its preparations.

Blatter 'using' football: Platini

2014-10-17 11:19

UEFA boss Michel Platini hit out at FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, saying the Swiss has stopped serving the cause of football.

FIFA backs NFF boss

2014-10-02 15:16

The Nigerian Football Federation's appointment of Amaju Pinnick as their new president has been endorsed by FIFA,.

Blatter: FIFA ethics spot on

2014-09-19 12:39

FIFA has an exemplary ethics set-up unmatched by any other sports organisation, its president Sepp Blatter has said.

Blatter won't get Dutch vote

2014-09-09 12:45

The Dutch football association (KNVB) has said it will not be voting for Sepp Blatter for a fifth term as FIFA president.

Challenge system in soccer?

2014-09-08 18:02

FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants to start trials on giving coaches the right to "challenge" referee decisions during a match.

FIFA opens talks on 2022 WCup dates

2014-09-01 13:41

FIFA are scheduled to start talks next week on finding winter dates for 2022 Soccer World Cup to be held in Qatar.

FIFA corruption 'nauseating'

2014-08-04 10:25

Former England striker Gary Lineker believes the decision to award Qatar the 2022 Soccer World Cup is "ludicrous".

Messi award surprises Sepp

2014-07-15 10:07

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has admitted that he was not expecting Lionel Messi to win the Golden Ball award at the World Cup.

Blatter jeered at SWC final

2014-07-14 07:21

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff and FIFA President Sepp Blatter have been jeered and whistled by spectators at the SWC final.

Blatter hails SWC a success

2014-07-02 17:46

Sepp Blatter has declared that the SWC in Brazil was a success, saying that fears of anti-tournament protests had not materialised.

 

Dutchman to challenge Blatter

2015-01-26 20:25

Dutch FA president Michael van Praag is to stand as a candidate for the presidency of world soccer body FIFA.

FIFA returns $100m to Brazil

2015-01-21 10:23

Football's world governing body FIFA has set up a $100 million 2014 World Cup Legacy Fund for hosts, Brazil.

Blatter welcomes challenge

2015-01-09 10:52

Sepp Blatter has welcomed Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein's decision to challenge him for the FIFA presidency in May.

Job 'too early' for Prince Ali

2015-01-07 11:11

Asian Olympic chief Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah underlined his support for Sepp Blatter to remain as FIFA president.

Oceania endorses Blatter

2015-01-07 08:18

The Oceania Football Confederation have expressed unanimous support for the re-election of Sepp Blatter.

Official questions 2018 bid

2014-12-22 09:15

A FIFA official says England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup "was by far the strongest contender".

FIFA to release investigators findings

2014-12-19 15:29

FIFA has asked their ethics committee to publish a report in "an appropriate form" of the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups.

Blatter opens FIFA meeting

2014-12-18 18:45

Sepp Blatter has opened a FIFA meeting amid controversy over an inquiry into the bids for the 2018 and 2022 SWCs.

Qatar slams new corruption claims

2014-12-01 10:34

Qatar dismissed new allegations of corruption in the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup.

AFC support Blatter re-election

2014-11-29 11:35

Asia football boss Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has warned against any potential challenge to Sepp Blatter.

SWC bidding row reignited

2014-11-18 21:37

Controversy over the awarding of the next two World Cups took a fresh twist as FIFA lodged a criminal complaint with a Swiss court.

Riot police at Blatter lecture

2014-11-05 13:51

Police in riot gear were deployed at a university in Zurich ahead of FIFA president Sepp Blatter's lecture.

April start for 2022 World Cup?

2014-10-30 09:58

Playing the 2022 World Cup in April and May is the "best solution" for the tournament, say European club representatives.

2018 World Cup logo revealed

2014-10-29 08:12

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has revealed the logo for the 2018 World Cup, which resembles the heart and spirit of Russia.

FIFA judge muzzles report

2014-10-17 12:15

FIFA's top judge has placed on muzzle on the full disclosure of the controversial report into the SWC bidding process.

Chile exec to challenge Blatter?

2014-10-08 12:50

The official who led FIFA's inspection of the 2018 and 2022 SWC bidding nations is considering challenging Sepp Blatter.

Africa promise to back Blatter

2014-09-20 20:17

Africa will support Sepp Blatter in next year's FIFA presidential election, the Confederation of African Football said.

Blatter set to be challenged

2014-09-15 22:31

Former FIFA international relations director Jerome Champagne has confirmed his plan to challenge Sepp Blatter for the presidency.

FIFA aim to shift Qatar SWC

2014-09-08 21:00

FIFA is proposing January/February and November/December in 2022 as possible dates for the Qatar World Cup.

Blatter to seek 5th FIFA term

2014-09-08 12:31

78-year-old Sepp Blatter will stand for re-election as FIFA president next year, he confirmed on Monday.

Come on, take me on - Blatter

2014-08-09 19:39

Sepp Blatter wants his detractors to stand up and take him on in a FIFA presidential election rather than just criticise him.

FIFA, Qatar discuss 2022 SWC

2014-07-24 16:40

The Emir of Qatar has discussed with FIFA president Sepp Blatter the preparations for the 2022 SWC which the Gulf state hosts.

Blatter: Brazil 2014 better than SA 2010

2014-07-15 10:00

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has lavished praise on Brazil's SWC, rating it higher than the 2010 edition in SA.

Who said what about Germany

2014-07-09 10:50

A look at the global reaction to Germany's record-breaking 7-1 mauling of Brazil in the Soccer World Cup semi-finals.

Blatter loses Platini support

2014-06-12 15:28

Football was plunged into open warfare as UEFA president Michel Platini said he would no longer support Sepp Blatter.

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