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fifa.comPFA Chief Executive Gordon Taylor has called on Sepp Blatter to step down over his stance on racism. The FIFA president came under fire from a number of quarters after claiming that racism ‘was not a problem on the pitch’ and any incident ‘should be settled with a handshake’ after the match. The 75-year-old later…
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MADCAP FIFA president Sepp Blatter aims to make some changes in the game, to review some general laws, focusing his attention at the Premier League. As far as Premier League is concerned, he said: "In my view, and this (the calendar) is something on which UEFA president Michel Platini agrees, domestic championships are too long…
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Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he wants to set up an anti-corruption committee to police world football's governing body. The move comes after allegations of corruption dogged Fifa throughout the bidding process and voting for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Blatter said: "This committee will strengthen our credibility and give us a new image…
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After all the controversy behind the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, FIFA President Sepp Blatter did not help matters when he made a joke about homosexual activity in Qatar. The Swiss has now apologised for saying gays fans should “refrain from sexual activity.” Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar and the comments made enraged gay…
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Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he was not pleased with the negativity on display in Sunday's World Cup final. Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 thanks to an Andres Iniesta extra-time winner, but the runners up have been criticised for a foul-strewn display which saw them reduced to 10 men. "The final was not exactly what…
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Fifa president Sepp Blatter has hit back at critics who are targeting what has been a largely controversial World Cup. On officials Blatter believes Fifa employ 'the best referees' in the game. One of the talking points has to be Frank Lampard's shot for England in the last 16 defeat to Germany which clearly crossed…
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Former South African president's grandson claims Nelson Mandela is under "extreme pressure" to attend the World Cup final. The iconic anti-apartheid leader's great granddaughter died in a car crash on the eve of the opening ceremony Mandela had originally planned to attend. There had been reports the 91-year-old was set to attend the final but…
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Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the organisation may have to 'start again' with their referee training programs in the wake of several high-profile errors by officials at SA2010. The 74-year-old Fifa boss said he'd been worried about the quality of refereeing heading into the World Cup finals, saying those concerns were then justified when he…
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Fifa President Sepp Blatter has declared football to be a global force with the power to influence the world's political elite. The 74-year-old also believes that the beautiful game can help us all become "better human beings". With the tournament now entering its final few days, ahead of the final on July 11, a steady…
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims he has apologised to the English FA over Frank Lampard's disallowed goal. And he revealed world soccer's governing body would look again at goal-line technology. Chelsea midfielder Lampard's effort during England's 4-1 defeat to Germany was ruled out even though the ball clearly crossed the line and has led to…
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World Cup organisers have hit out at critics of the vuvuzela and insist the plastic trumpets will not be silenced. Tournament chief executive Danny Jordaan said at the weekend that a ban could be considered. However, the local organising committee insist the vuvuzela is part of South African football culture and should be shown some…