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#Sepp Blatter

# sepp-blatter - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Some of Sepp Blatter’s biggest critics arrested in Qatar

WDR claim officials erased data from the journalists’ electronic equipment.

# sepp-blatter - Monday 6 April, 2015

Sepp Blatter will be delighted to learn of this referee’s punishment for using video technology

FIFA’s crusade against video technology could get this official into trouble.

# sepp-blatter - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Sepp says no to TV election debate offer from the BBC and Sky

The Fifa president was the only candidate to reject the invitation.

# sepp-blatter - Friday 6 March, 2015

Should teams be relegated for racism? Sepp Blatter thinks so

The Swiss is sure that prejudice and ignorance can be stamped out of the game.

# sepp-blatter - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Fifa president Sepp Blatter floats theory that racism is natural

He was reacting to the incident involving Chelsea fans in Paris.

# sepp-blatter - Monday 2 February, 2015

A Jordanian prince, a Dutchman and Luis Figo will take on Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency

Football’s world governing body announced the four candidates today.

# sepp-blatter - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Portuguese legend Luis Figo set to run for FIFA presidency

The former Real Madrid star joins other candidates including David Ginola and Jerome Champagne.

# sepp-blatter - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Champagne: Ginola’s Fifa campaign is a joke

The former Newcastle player’s presidential campaign has been dismissed as a stunt by one rival.

# sepp-blatter - Thursday 15 January, 2015

David Ginola to challenge Sepp Blatter for Fifa presidency – Reports

The former French international is being bankrolled by Paddy Power.

# sepp-blatter - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Jordanian Prince to challenge Blatter for FIFA presidency, wants to make football ‘beautiful’ again

“The headlines should be about football,” he says.

# sepp-blatter - Saturday 3 January, 2015

My sporting wish for 2015: Sepp Blatter to step down as FIFA President

The controversial 78-year-old has been head of the organisation since 1998.

# sepp-blatter - Friday 2 January, 2015

My sporting wish for 2015: football’s murky underworld is eradicated

The Ched Evans case was a horrible indictment of the sport at its absolute worst.

# sepp-blatter - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Fifa lodge criminal complaint over 2018 and 2022 World Cups

The world game’s governing body believes it has unearthed evidence of misconduct during its investigation into the World Cup bids.

# sepp-blatter - Friday 14 November, 2014

Peter Crouch might bring down FIFA with this startling revelation

You can’t argue with the big man’s logic here.

# sepp-blatter - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Opinion: Fifa a toxic breeding ground for megalomaniacs

The latest report on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding processes says much about what the organisation is about.

# sepp-blatter - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

FIFA ethics chief to make 2018, 2022 World Cup statement

The author of the report, former US federal prosecutor Michael Garcia has long campaigned for the details to be made public.

# sepp-blatter - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Fifa deny Blatter Qatar criticism reports

The game’s world governing body has moved quickly to dispel rumours their leader claimed the nation would lose the tournament.

# sepp-blatter - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Ancelotti: It’s impossible to shut Sepp Blatter up’

The Real Madrid boss is also heavily backing Cristiano Ronaldo to win another Ballon d’Or in January.

# sepp-blatter - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Blatter pledges ‘unconditional support’ for World Cup in Russia

The FIFA president says he opposes any boycott of the 2018 tournament.

# sepp-blatter - Friday 26 September, 2014

FIFA president Blatter to stand for fifth term, says luxury watches are a ‘non-problem’

The 78-year-old has been FIFA’s leader since 1998, but has faced growing criticism from European football chiefs.

# sepp-blatter - Monday 8 September, 2014

We’ll leave it there so: Podge not playing hurling, five more years of Sepp and the rest of the day’s sport

Also, the GAA cut ticket prices and Peter Schmeichel did some karaoke.

FIFA plans to trial TV referrals which will allow managers to contest decisions

President Sepp Blatter made the announcement on the same day he revealed he will run for a fifth term.

Sepp Blatter to ignore critics and seek fifth term as FIFA president

In other news, the sky remains blue.

# sepp-blatter - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Platini says he will not challenge Blatter for top FIFA job

The way is clear for Blatter’s fifth four-year term in charge of FIFA.

# sepp-blatter - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Sepp’s on another planet, it’s World Cup eve and all today’s sports

There was also reaction to the GAA’s hurling rule change, Connacht have signed two Leinster players on loan while the US Open starts tomorrow.

Football on Jupiter, Mars or Saturn? Sepp Blatter thinks it could happen some day

He has to be trolling us at this stage.

Sepp Blatter is going to ignore all the haters and declare his FIFA candidacy today

Blatter was met by some vocal European opposition yesterday as FIFA prepares for its congress.

# sepp-blatter - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

‘Blatter must go,’ say top football officials

The corruption allegations and the mounting pressure on the FIFA president have threatened to further taint the opening of the latest World Cup.

‘Francois’s eyes glitter like his merchandise as he gives his prediction: Switzerland and Brazil’

Swtizerland’s squad — comprised largely of the children of immigrants and refugees — stands poised to give its reputation a great boost, writes our man in Brazil.

Sepp Blatter thinks the Qatar World Cup allegations are all a bit racist

FIFA critics “want to destroy the institution, because our institution is too strong,” says Blatter.

# sepp-blatter - Monday 9 June, 2014

Big sponsors are putting pressure on FIFA following more Qatar World Cup allegations

Adidas, Visa, Hyundai and Sony all expressed their concern over the weekend.

# sepp-blatter - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Diego Maradona slams FIFA ‘bribes’

“Those behind them must be held accountable, especially in regards to the latest events related to awarding Qatar the 2022 World Cup,” he said.

# sepp-blatter - Friday 6 June, 2014

Blatter and FIFA ‘confident’ Brazil World Cup will be a success

Sao Paulo was plunged into transport chaos after a strike by subway workers yesterday.

# sepp-blatter - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From Concerns raised about some Irish businesses involved with Qatar World Cup Exploitation

Concerns raised about some Irish businesses involved with Qatar World Cup

As fresh bribery allegations throw the spotlight back on to Qatar, an Irish human rights lawyer has warned that the country’s ‘kafala’ labour system is leading to the exploitation of migrant workers.

# sepp-blatter - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Finally! The FIFA movie ‘United Passions’ debuts at Cannes

Tim Roth plays Sepp Blatter, Sam Neill is Joao Havelange with Gerard Depardieu as Jules Rimet.

# sepp-blatter - Friday 16 May, 2014

Blatter admits that Qatar World Cup is a ‘mistake’. In other news, water is wet.

It’s okay though, says Sepp, because “everyone makes mistakes in life.”

# sepp-blatter - Friday 9 May, 2014

‘My mission is not finished’ – Sepp Blatter is coming back for more, folks

First question, Sepp: what mission?

# sepp-blatter - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Brazil halt work on World Cup stadium after death of construction worker

The stadium in Sao Paulo is due to host the opening game between Brazil and Croatia.

# sepp-blatter - Monday 20 January, 2014

Jerome Champagne, the brilliantly-named FIFA candidate, wants sin bins and orange cards

This is the man who hopes to topple Sepp Blatter as the head of world football.

# sepp-blatter - Sunday 12 January, 2014

How can football solve its diving problem?

The issue has come under the spotlight once again in the Premier League this season.

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