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FIFA chief Blatter calls for alternative to penalty shootouts


May 25th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, May 25 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter Friday called upon German great Franz Beckenbauer, head of the Football Task Force 2014, to find an alternative to the "tragedy" ... Read more...

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Sleeping giant India is slowly waking up: Blatter


March 9th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter Friday said "sleeping giant" India is slowly waking up and promised that he won't leave football's world body until the ... Read more...

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrives in India


March 9th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived here Friday afternoon to inspect the infrastructure in the country before awarding the Under-17 World Cup football to All ... Read more...

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Nepal on 2-day trip


March 8th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 8 (IANS) FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter arrived in Nepal Thursday on a two-day visit during which he will inaugurate the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup at ... Read more...

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FIFA chief Blatter pays tribute to Sailen Manna


February 28th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter Tuesday paid rich tributes to India's soccer legend Sailendra Nath Manna, who passed away in Kolkata Monday.Blatter, who will be ... Read more...

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Egypt mourns soccer deaths, FIFA shocked at violence


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter was left "shocked and saddened" after violent clashes in the Egyptian city of Port Said Wednesday night left at least 74 people ... Read more...

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Football fraternity pays tribute to Gary Speed


November 28th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) FIFA flew its flag at half mast on Monday in tribute to the death of Welsh soccer star Gary Speed. The world woke up to real shock ... Read more...

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FIFA president Blatter says racism row is over


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala lumpur, Nov 23 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said he has made his apologies for his comments on racism, insisting "zero tolerance" to racism and considers the matter ... Read more...

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Johan Cruyff denies making racist remarks against Davids


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Legendary Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff has strongly denied he made racist remarks against compatriot and former Juventus star Edgar Davids.Cruyff allegedly told Davids that he was ... Read more...

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Footballers’ association demands Blatter’s resignation on racism comments


November 17th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter's suggestions that there is no racism in football has come under heavy fire from all quarters with the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) ... Read more...

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AIFF official confident of Messi playing in Kolkata (Lead)


July 9th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Quelling doubts over Argentine football star Lionel Messi' participation in a FIFA international friendly match here Sep 2, a top All India football Federation (AIFF) official ... Read more...

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AIFF confident of Messi match in Kolkata


July 9th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Seeking to quell doubts over Argentine football star Lionel Messi being seen in action in a FIFA international friendly match here Sep 2, a top All ... Read more...

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England looking for a revenge win over Switzerland


June 4th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) Fabio Capello has urged the English team to beat Switzerland at the Wembley Saturday and end Swiss hopes of qualifying for next year's Euro 2012 finals.The ... Read more...

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No hard feelings against England: Blatter


June 2nd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter insisted that England's failed effort to stop him from getting re-elected for a fourth term will not prove costly for the Football ... Read more...

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FA could have intervened to punish Rooney over elbowing incident: FIFA chief


March 6th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6(ANI): FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said the Football Association (FA) could have retrospectively punished Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney for elbowing Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy.Blatter's comment comes after ... Read more...

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Blatter says 2022 World Cup in Qatar is settled for summer


February 8th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said that the idea of shifting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from summer to winter to avoid extreme desert temperatures has been ... Read more...

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Platini wants other Gulf nations to joint Qatar in hosting 2022 WC


January 13th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): UEFA boss Michel Platini has asked the 2022 World Cup, which will be hosted in Qatar, to be expanded to include other Gulf nations.Platini is widely assumed to ... Read more...

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Blatter facing challenge from Qatari rival to hold onto his position as FIFA chief


January 6th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.6 (ANI): FIFA president Sepp Blatter is facing a challenge for his position from his most likely opponent -- Asian football supremo Mohamed Bin Hammam, the Qatari who delivered a ... Read more...

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FIFA set to launch anti-corruption committee to improve image


January 3rd, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 3(ANI): FIFA President Sepp Blatter has revealed that FIFA is set to form an anti-corruption body aimed at improving the image of football's governing body.Blatter's plans follow a difficult year ... Read more...

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FIFA boss Sepp Blatter sorry for ‘gay’ remarks


December 18th, 2010 - 1:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 18 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter has apologised for saying gay fans should "refrain from sexual activity" if they go to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, BBC reported Friday. ... Read more...

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Blatter says no gay sex in Qatar during 2022 football World Cup


December 14th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14(ANI): FIFA President Sepp Blatter has raised eyebrows again by joking that gay people should simply not have sex in Qatar during the 2022 football World Cup to avoid any ... Read more...

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‘Cash-for-vote-scam’ will not damage England 2018 World Cup bid: Blatter


November 20th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Fifa President Sepp Blatter has claimed that England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup would not be affected by the Sunday Times investigation, following which two Fifa ... Read more...

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Fifa president Blatter backs England bid to host 2018 World Cup


October 14th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): England have became clear favourites to host the 2018 World Cup after Fifa president Sepp Blatter backed their bid.Blatter had a day of meetings at Downing Street ... Read more...

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Qatar makes pitch for FIFA World Cup in the desert


September 15th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): Qatar, one of the world's wealthiest countries, is hoping to convince FIFA officials to stage the World Cup in the Middle East for the first time - with ... Read more...

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Statistics indicate FIFA WC 2010 was England’s worst ever


July 13th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): England according to FIFA statistics has probably put up its worst performance in the finals.According to FIFA, Fabio Capello's flops are officially ranked as 13th of the 32 ... Read more...

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Blatter says sold out FIFA WC a fitting answer to critics


July 12th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 12 (ANI): FIFA president Sepp Blatter has answered critics of the 2010 Soccer World Cup, who have targeted bad refereeing and poor turnout at stadiums, by pointing to human error ... Read more...

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Blatter terms 2010 World Cup ’special’


July 12th, 2010 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (IANS) FIFA President Sepp Blatter Sunday hailed the 2010 World Cup as "special". "Every World Cup has its own history and its own culture," Blatter was quoted as saying by ... Read more...

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FIFA President finally apologises for Lampard ‘goal’, vows technology review


June 29th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, June 29(ANI): FIFA President Sepp Blatter has apologized to the Football Association over England midfielder Frank Lampard's disallowed 'goal', and said that the governing body would look again at goal-line technology.Lampard's ... Read more...

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Nigeria risk FIFA ban over government interference


June 26th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) Nigeria could face a ban by world football governing body FIFA following government interference in the way football is run in the country, officials have disclosed. The National Sports ... Read more...

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Blatter strongly backs use of Vuvuzela secret horns


June 16th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 26 (ANI): FIFA president Sepp Blatter has strongly backed the use of vuvuzela secret horns, which have been criticized for the noise it creates.Thousands of people have complained about the ... Read more...

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German sound engineer claims to have found ‘anti-Vuvuzela filter’


June 15th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): A sound engineer based in Munich, Germany, has claimed to have devised a hi-tech antidote to the popular Vuvuzela, the deafening plastic trumpets, which have attracted complaints from ... Read more...

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John Legend Joins The FIFA World Cup Celebrations


June 11th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar John Legend admitted that like most Americans he is not a die hard soccer fan but that doesn't deter him from being a part of global festival called the FIFA ... Read more...

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Russia’s `surprise’ bid could ruin England’s 2018 dream


May 14th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, May 14 (ANI): Russia could emerge as England's main rival in the bid for the 2018 World Cup.The country's bid team says its vision is to surprise and astound the ... Read more...

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No plans to increase England team’s security for World Cup


January 10th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): The Football Association has no plans to increase England's World Cup security in the wake of the attack on Togo team bus in Angola.FA officials have been ... Read more...

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FIFA boss under pressure to come clean on contract controversy


December 28th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been found to be involved in a contract controversy after it became clear that he oversaw the award of a World Cup contract ... Read more...

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