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Sepp Blatter deserves the Nobel Prize, Vladimir Putin says

MOSCOW (AP) Vladimir Putin and Sepp Blatter just can't stop praising each other. The Russian president, speaking with Swiss TV on Monday, said the embattled head of FIFA deserves a Nobel Prize for his work. Two days after Putin and Blatter hosted the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup, Putin said ''people like Blatter ... deserve special recognition.'' Blatter had opened the...
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FIFA's Blatter deserves Nobel Prize, says Putin

MOSCOW (AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin has said embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize for his work in world sport. In an interview with Swiss TV broadcast on Monday, two days after Putin and Blatter hosted the preliminary draw for Russia's 2018 World Cup, Putin said ''people like Blatter ... deserve special recognition.'' Besides Blatter, Putin suggested...
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John Oliver Goes After Sepp Blatter, Vladimir Putin and McDonald’s In Latest FIFA Rant

The greatest thing going in American television today is John Oliver’s relentless pursuit of exposing corruption in hilarious fashion, which means his near weekly screed against the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, better known to most citizens of Earth as the Evil Empire—wait, sorry, sorry, I mean FIFA. These commentaries are always a must see moment on HBO’s...
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Sepp Blatter, Vladimir Putin Attend 2018 World Cup Draw Together

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — FIFA and Sepp Blatter put their corruption crisis aside and got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir Putin at a Russian state residence on Saturday. The two presidents joined on stage for speeches to open a draw ceremony that almost two hours later paired Spain and Italy, respectively the 2010 and 2006 champions...
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FIFA Announces New Election Date, Blatter Shows Why He Needs to Go Now

Sepp Blatter was hastily re-elected as FIFA President in the midst of the firestorm of corruption and bribery scandals hitting major figures within the organization. In the days that followed his re-election, Blatter decided it best to step down from his position, and that set in motion a new and “extraordinary” congress to be set within a six-month timeframe from December to...
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Fake money thrown at Blatter during press conference

FIFA announced on Monday morning that a new president will be elected in February. That wasn’t the most notable thing that happened during Sepp Blatter’s press conference. Things took a rather hilarious turn when an unknown man — who is being identified as a comedian — walked up to the podium and showered Blatter in...Read More
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Blatter: European politicians helped Qatar land World Cup

BERLIN — FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively. Blatter told Welt am Sonntag that “there were two political interventions” from former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German counterpart Christian Wulff...
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Blatter won’t attend World Cup final due to ‘personal reasons’

Sepp Blatter won’t have the pleasure of performing one of his favorite job tasks this weekend. Blatter won’t attend the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup final on Sunday in Vancouver, Reuters reported Tuesday. Blatter’s U.S.-based lawyer, Richard Cullen, said the FIFA President won’t travel to Canada “for personal reseasons” but declined to say what role the ongoing corruption...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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