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# sepp-blatter - Last month November 2022

Sepp Blatter: The choice of Qatar to host the World Cup was a mistake
# Voting Controversy
# Voting Controversy

Sepp Blatter: The choice of Qatar to host the World Cup was a mistake

Nov 8th 2022, 3:34 PM 6,951 Views 8 Comments

Former Fifa president says that former Uefa president Michel Platini helped turn the vote in Gulf state’s favour.

# sepp-blatter - This year 2022

Swiss prosecutors mull appeal in Blatter and Platini fraud case
# Legal
# Legal

Swiss prosecutors mull appeal in Blatter and Platini fraud case

Jul 19th 2022, 11:12 AM 2,223 Views 1 Comment

The pair were cleared on 8 July by the Federal Criminal Court following a mammoth investigation that began in 2015.

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini acquitted in Fifa trial
# Verdict
# Verdict

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini acquitted in Fifa trial

Jul 8th 2022, 9:24 AM 22,423 Views 24 Comments

Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court in the southern city of Bellinzona rejected the prosecution’s request for a suspended prison sentence.

Prosecutor calls for suspended sentence for Blatter, Platini
# Trial
# Trial

Prosecutor calls for suspended sentence for Blatter, Platini

Jun 15th 2022, 1:48 PM 5,309 Views 1 Comment

The Swiss prosecutor’s demand is more lenient than he could have asked for – a maximum of five years in prison if found guilty.

Platini was worth a million, Blatter tells court
# Trial
# Trial

Platini was worth a million, Blatter tells court

Jun 9th 2022, 11:36 AM 26,503 Views 2 Comments

The former world football chief and French football legend Platini are being tried at Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court.

Fallen football chiefs Blatter and Platini start fraud trial
# Court Case
# Court Case

Fallen football chiefs Blatter and Platini start fraud trial

Updated Jun 8th 2022, 2:02 PM 4,086 Views 1 Comment

The former FIFA and UEFA bosses appeared in the Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona, following an investigation that began in 2015.

Date set for fraud trial of Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini
# United Passions
# United Passions

Date set for fraud trial of Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini

Apr 12th 2022, 4:53 PM 3,147 Views 0 Comments

This will be the final hearing in a long-running saga that began in 2011.

# sepp-blatter - Last year 2021

Disgraced ex-Fifa officials Blatter and Platini charged with fraud over €1.8m payment
# Corruption
# Corruption

Disgraced ex-Fifa officials Blatter and Platini charged with fraud over €1.8m payment

Nov 2nd 2021, 3:19 PM 14,082 Views 0 Comments

Swiss prosecutors have today indicted the pair, who have been banned from football since 2015.

Ex-Fifa boss Blatter meets Swiss prosecutor in payment probe
# Investigation
# Investigation

Ex-Fifa boss Blatter meets Swiss prosecutor in payment probe

Aug 9th 2021, 12:23 PM 3,818 Views 5 Comments

Former Fifa president Blatter, 85, is being investigated over a €1.85million payment to Michel Platini.

Ex-Fifa President Sepp Blatter given new ban of six years
# Suspended
# Suspended

Ex-Fifa President Sepp Blatter given new ban of six years

Mar 24th 2021, 11:44 AM 4,582 Views 8 Comments

The ban has been imposed for multiple breaches of Fifa’s ethics code.

# sepp-blatter - All time

PSG boss and ex-Fifa number two charged in bribery case
# Problems
# Problems

PSG boss and ex-Fifa number two charged in bribery case

Feb 20th 2020, 12:22 PM 4,436 Views 4 Comments

Nasser Al-Khelaifi and disgraced former secretary general Jerome Valcke are accused of corruption.

Blatter insists he has a 'clear conscience' and that he's willing to testify about Qatar World Cup vote
# Testify
# Testify

Blatter insists he has a 'clear conscience' and that he's willing to testify about Qatar World Cup vote

Dec 11th 2019, 4:51 PM 2,994 Views 6 Comments

Qatar beat Australia, Japan, South Korea and the United States to win the vote. However, the result has been consistently questioned.

'This organisation went from being toxic, almost criminal, to being what it should be' - 4 more years for Infantino
# Staying On
# Staying On

'This organisation went from being toxic, almost criminal, to being what it should be' - 4 more years for Infantino

Jun 5th 2019, 11:30 AM 4,029 Views 5 Comments

The 49-year-old stood unopposed for re-election.

'I want to sue him' - Sepp Blatter hits out at Infantino and Fifa
# Animosity
# Animosity

'I want to sue him' - Sepp Blatter hits out at Infantino and Fifa

May 29th 2019, 7:09 PM 4,562 Views 9 Comments

The current president is running unopposed in his bid for a second term as the head of world football’s governing body

Blatter lashes out at Fifa president Infantino as 48-team World Cup plans are scrapped
# Squabbling
# Squabbling

Blatter lashes out at Fifa president Infantino as 48-team World Cup plans are scrapped

May 23rd 2019, 6:06 PM 5,903 Views 7 Comments

Ambitions to expand the Qatar 2022 competition were binned last night.

'He said in football there were 2 types of people - those who pay bribes and those who accept them'
# Red Card
# Red Card

'He said in football there were 2 types of people - those who pay bribes and those who accept them'

Jun 24th 2018, 5:07 PM 29,275 Views 7 Comments

Buzzfeed investigative reporter Ken Bensinger chats about his acclaimed new book on the Fifa corruption scandal.

Former Fifa President Sepp Blatter would back a UK and Ireland World Cup bid
# Claim
# Claim

Former Fifa President Sepp Blatter would back a UK and Ireland World Cup bid

Jun 20th 2018, 12:30 PM 6,435 Views 16 Comments

The controversial figure also believes a 48-team tournament is a bad idea.

Sepp Blatter says Hope Solo's 'grabbed ass' claim is 'absurd and ridiculous'
# Response
# Response

Sepp Blatter says Hope Solo's 'grabbed ass' claim is 'absurd and ridiculous'

Nov 11th 2017, 11:15 AM 18,691 Views 53 Comments

The former head of world football has responded to the US goalkeeper’s accusations.

'I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass': Hope Solo accuses ex-Fifa boss of sexual assault
# Allegation
# Allegation

'I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass': Hope Solo accuses ex-Fifa boss of sexual assault

Nov 11th 2017, 12:01 AM 16,785 Views 20 Comments

The former United States goalkeeper alleges the incident took place at the Ballon d’Or award in January 2013.

Why our love of football makes its betrayal by Fifa so hurtful
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

Why our love of football makes its betrayal by Fifa so hurtful

Jun 5th 2017, 10:00 AM 22,425 Views 9 Comments

In his latest book, The Fall of the House of Fifa, David Conn shows that not everything is black and white at the top of world football.

Fury after Fifa agrees to replace Blatter ethics judge
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

Fury after Fifa agrees to replace Blatter ethics judge

May 9th 2017, 10:35 PM 4,299 Views 3 Comments

The decision prompted a response that his removal was “politically motivated”

'All that money was properly accounted for' - Delaney defends FAI dealings with Fifa €5m payment
# Question Time
# Question Time

'All that money was properly accounted for' - Delaney defends FAI dealings with Fifa €5m payment

Jan 18th 2017, 7:26 PM 18,425 Views 6 Comments

The FAI CEO rejected suggestions he is a friend of Sepp Blatter and welcomed a 48-team World Cup.

CAS rejects Blatter appeal, says ex-FIFA leader 'breached code of ethics'
# Political Football
# Political Football

CAS rejects Blatter appeal, says ex-FIFA leader 'breached code of ethics'

Dec 5th 2016, 2:07 PM 1,759 Views 6 Comments

The suspension stands.

Gianni Infantino has Sepp Blatter's wine cellar removed as part of Fifa reform commitment
# Reform
# Reform

Gianni Infantino has Sepp Blatter's wine cellar removed as part of Fifa reform commitment

Aug 28th 2016, 7:23 PM 5,803 Views 6 Comments

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has explained some of his efforts towards championing reform, including the removal of a wine cellar.

Former Fifa president Havelange dies at 100
# FIFA
# FIFA

Former Fifa president Havelange dies at 100

Aug 16th 2016, 5:01 PM 3,356 Views 10 Comments

The Brazilian, who was predecessor to Sepp Blatter at world football’s governing body, serving as president between 1974 and 1998, has died in his native Rio

'I’m too good' - 5 of petulant Ronaldo's most famous rants
# Infamous
# Infamous

'I’m too good' - 5 of petulant Ronaldo's most famous rants

Jun 15th 2016, 5:39 PM 9,864 Views 22 Comments

A glorious night for Iceland on their first-ever appearance at a major international tournament was soured by the player’s jibe

'Everything is clean and fair,' claims Blatter
# Fifa Investigations
# Fifa Investigations

'Everything is clean and fair,' claims Blatter

Jun 4th 2016, 8:37 PM 2,968 Views 7 Comments

Sepp Blatter says claims he received improper bonus payments during the last five years at FIFA are untrue.

A new crisis looms at Fifa as 'consternated' key reform figure resigns in protest
# Sounds Familiar
# Sounds Familiar

A new crisis looms at Fifa as 'consternated' key reform figure resigns in protest

May 14th 2016, 1:37 PM 2,396 Views 0 Comments

Domenico Scala had been in charge of the organisation’s Audit and Compliance Committee.

One of the greatest footballers of all time is facing huge questions about possible corruption
# Der Kaiser
# Der Kaiser

One of the greatest footballers of all time is facing huge questions about possible corruption

Mar 4th 2016, 3:43 PM 12,481 Views 2 Comments

Franz Beckenbauer has been investigated by the German football association over the 2006 World Cup.

Richard Keys met Sepp Blatter and Twitter was not impressed
# Sepp Banter
# Sepp Banter

Richard Keys met Sepp Blatter and Twitter was not impressed

Feb 29th 2016, 11:59 AM 7,167 Views 6 Comments

The former Sky Sports presenter gave plenty of fuel to his haters’ fire earlier.

Here's everything you need to know about today's Fifa election and the 5 candidates
# In The Running
# In The Running

Here's everything you need to know about today's Fifa election and the 5 candidates

Feb 26th 2016, 12:30 AM 3,433 Views 6 Comments

One man will be voted in to replace Sepp Blatter as the head of world football’s governing body in Zurich.

You can't make it up! Fifa reduces Blatter and Platini bans because of their 'services to football'
# Facepalm
# Facepalm

You can't make it up! Fifa reduces Blatter and Platini bans because of their 'services to football'

Feb 24th 2016, 11:10 PM 7,818 Views 12 Comments

The disgraced duo had initially been handed eight-year suspensions.

Sepp Blatter's former right-hand man gets 12-year football ban
# Punishment
# Punishment

Sepp Blatter's former right-hand man gets 12-year football ban

Feb 12th 2016, 3:47 PM 2,232 Views 1 Comment

The 54-year-old Frenchman had previously denied any wrongdoing.

Missing Sepp Blatter? Don't worry, the man ready to succeed him as Fifa boss is a great guy
# Political Football
# Political Football

Missing Sepp Blatter? Don't worry, the man ready to succeed him as Fifa boss is a great guy

Jan 29th 2016, 10:17 AM 16,690 Views 19 Comments

Tommy Martin takes a look at the man trying to firm up election support, Sheikh Salman of Bahrain.

10 sportspeople who cannot wait for 2015 to end
# Happy New Year
# Happy New Year

10 sportspeople who cannot wait for 2015 to end

Dec 31st 2015, 10:00 PM 11,492 Views 7 Comments

As 2015 comes to an end, who is happy to see back of this year?

It's a funny ol' game: 8 football moments from 2015 guaranteed to give you a laugh
# Selection Box
# Selection Box

It's a funny ol' game: 8 football moments from 2015 guaranteed to give you a laugh

Dec 28th 2015, 10:00 PM 9,797 Views 9 Comments

From Van Gaal’s antics to Kyle Lafferty’s geography.

Tim Roth: I hated playing Blatter in awful Fifa film
# Brutal Honesty
# Brutal Honesty

Tim Roth: I hated playing Blatter in awful Fifa film

Dec 21st 2015, 6:27 PM 9,072 Views 11 Comments

United Passions was recently confirmed as the lowest grossing film in US history.

Invincible no more - Blatter's fall from grace
# Power Struggle
# Power Struggle

Invincible no more - Blatter's fall from grace

Dec 21st 2015, 10:03 AM 4,512 Views 7 Comments

The 79-year-old is no stranger to scandal but he appears to be fighting a losing battle.

Blatter says 'sorry' to Fifa after he and Platini hit with eight-year bans
# Scandal
# Scandal

Blatter says 'sorry' to Fifa after he and Platini hit with eight-year bans

Dec 21st 2015, 8:42 AM 21,066 Views 40 Comments

Both men will appeal the ruling while Blatter says he hopes to be back in charge of FIFA by February.

Sepp Blatter says corruption charge dropped
# Claim
# Claim

Sepp Blatter says corruption charge dropped

Dec 20th 2015, 10:19 PM 6,701 Views 7 Comments

Fifa investigators have sought life bans against the suspended president.

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