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  1. Sepp Blatter claims French and German presidents influenced World Cup voters

    Jul 5, 2015, 8:34 AM EDT

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    Sepp’s not going down without a fight, now bringing major political leaders into the mix.

  2. Sepp Blatter’s championing of women’s soccer leaves Megan Rapinoe unimpressed

    Jul 4, 2015, 12:07 PM EDT

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    Popularity of women’s soccer has improved greatly the past few years, but there’s still much work to be done, and the US international isn’t happy with FIFAs parading of accomplishments.

  3. Report: Sepp Blatter will not attend Women’s World Cup final

    Jun 30, 2015, 4:04 PM EDT

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter gestures as he speaks during  a press conference on May 30, 2015 in Zurich after being re-elected during the FIFA Congress. Blatter said he was "shocked" at the way the US judiciary has targeted football's world body and slammed what he called a "hate" campaign by Europe's football leaders.  AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

    An incredibly-confident man who branded himself the “Godfather of women’s football” certainly won’t relish sitting this one out.

  4. Sepp Blatter will step down, confirms there was sponsor pressure for him to leave

    Jun 27, 2015, 10:40 AM EDT

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    Blatter continues to remain powerful, but his time as FIFA president is almost surely capped.

  5. FIFA responds quickly to clarify Blatter’s “I did not resign” remarks

    Jun 26, 2015, 9:18 AM EDT

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    Soccer’s governing body wants you to know that Sepp Blatter will resign as president.

  6. Blatter: “I did not resign”; Could make presidential run; May still hand out Women’s World Cup trophy

    Jun 26, 2015, 7:40 AM EDT

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks during a press conference at the headquarters of the world's football governing body in Zurich on June 2, 2015. Blatter resigned as president of FIFA as a mounting corruption scandal engulfed world football's governing body. The 79-year-old Swiss official, FIFA president for 17 years and only reelected days ago, said a special congress would be called to elect a successor. AFP PHOTO / VALERIANO DI DOMENICO        (Photo credit should read VALERIANO DI DOMENICO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Blatter’s expected to avoid North America due to his being investigated by the FBI, but he’s Sepp Blatter so anything’s possible.

  7. Blatter’s weekly FIFA column speaks of reform, takes shots at UEFA

    Jun 19, 2015, 9:19 AM EDT

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JUNE 03: A policeman stands in front of the FIFA headquarters on June 3, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. Joseph S. Blatter resigned as president of FIFA. The 79-year-old Swiss official, FIFA president for 17 years said a special congress would be called to elect a successor. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

    It’s pretty surprising that FIFA has decided to allow Blatter to keep penning words and opening his mouth on behalf of the organization.

  8. U.S. prosecutors unseal ex-FIFA, CONCACAF exec Chuck Blazer’s plea agreement

    Jun 15, 2015, 8:00 PM EDT

    Chuck Blaze, FIFA & CONCACAF

    It’s official: Chuck Blazer has been working with prosecutors for nearly four years now.

  9. FIFA spokesman Walter De Gregorio leaves after telling a joke about Blatter, corruption

    Jun 11, 2015, 12:15 PM EDT

    “Myself, Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke were in a car… Who was driving?”

  10. Gary Lineker: I “needed a shower” after lobbying FIFA delegates for World Cup votes

    Jun 10, 2015, 11:45 PM EDT

    Gary Lineker, England

    Gary Lineker shines a bit of light on the inner-workings of bidding for a World Cup.

  11. FIFA’s movie about FIFA opened in US theaters this weekend, made $900

    Jun 8, 2015, 11:28 PM EDT

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    It was a rough first weekend for “United Passions,” which cost FIFA roughly $27 million.

  12. BBC reports it has seen documents regarding Jack Warner allegations

    Jun 7, 2015, 12:12 PM EDT

    Warner

    Warner apparently laundered the money before making cash withdrawals and paying off personal debts.

  13. FIFA compliance head: Russia, Qatar could be stripped of World Cup if hard evidence emerges

    Jun 7, 2015, 9:37 AM EDT

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    While the statement seems obvious, the public admission by FIFA is a big step.

  14. FIFA: England’s Dyke says Blatter won’t last; Sepp linked with Ronaldo’s ex-girlfriend?!?

    Jun 5, 2015, 12:21 PM EDT

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter (L) talks to Greg Dyke, FA Chairman at The Football Association's 150th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Grand Connaught Rooms in central London on October 26, 2013. The Duke of Cambridge is president of the Football Association, which was founded 150 years ago on October 26, 1863. The event marks the day when a group of men representing a dozen London and suburban clubs met at the Freemason's Tavern in London, to draw up the rules of a sport that went on to become the most popular in the world. AFP PHOTO/POOL/MICHAEL REGAN        (Photo credit should read MICHAEL REGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    The FIFA news just keeps getting weirder, both in and out of the office.

  15. Disgraced Warner takes shots at Blatter: “Not even death will stop the avalanche that is coming”

    Jun 3, 2015, 11:02 PM EDT

    TUNAPUNA, TRINIDAD - MAY 16:  Former FIFA Vice President Austin "Jack" Warner from Trinidad and Tobago speaks to the audience during the campaign trail prior the general elections on May 16, 2010 in Tunapuna, Trinidad.  On May 27, 2015 a United States Justice Department accused nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy.  Seven were inmediately arrested by Swiss authorities in Zurich where FIFA is gathering for its annual general meeting and Warner is among those expected to face charges in the United States. (Photo by Sean Drakes/LatinContent/Getty Images)

    The ex-FIFA executive from Trinidad and Tobago said FIFA played a role in his country’s 2010 governmental elections. So that’s something.

  16. Blazer admitted he, others took bribes in 1998, 2010 World Cup bidding

    Jun 3, 2015, 4:38 PM EDT

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JUNE 01:  Chuck Blazer, FIFA member and Presedent of FIFA, Joseph S.Blatter during the 61st FIFA Congress at Hallenstadion on June 1, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

    Perhaps we should start considering which tournaments were not awarded with tomfoolery. 2006 in Germany? 1994 in the US? Bueller?

  17. Report: FBI scrutinizing award of 2018, 2022 World Cups. Should there be a re-vote?

    Jun 3, 2015, 12:49 PM EDT

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    With a Swiss investigation ongoing and Blatter on the way out, maybe this chapter isn’t over after all.

  18. Loretta Lynch talks Sepp Blatter, refuses to comment on investigation by FBI

    Jun 3, 2015, 9:36 AM EDT

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    Loretta Lynch has given an update on the FBI investigation and her thoughts regarding Blatter’s resignation.

  19. Men In Blazers podcast: “Bye Bye Bladder Pod Special” celebrates Sepp’s impending exit

    Jun 2, 2015, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Rog and Davo celebrate the news Sepp Blatter is stepping down as FIFA president, discuss how it will change the organization and ponder who his successor will be.

  20. VIDEO: PST Extra — Breaking down Sepp Blatter’s resignation plans with Joe Prince-Wright

    Jun 2, 2015, 6:31 PM EDT

    PST Extra

    ProSoccerTalk’s Joe Prince-Wright joins Jenna Corrado to discuss Sepp Blatter’s resignation as the president of FIFA.

  21. Why did Sepp Blatter resign? Jerome Valcke situation could be a big part of it

    Jun 2, 2015, 4:20 PM EDT

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    Blatter’s right-hand man could be a lot closer to corruption charges than we previously thought.

  22. Report: FBI investigating FIFA president Sepp Blatter

    Jun 2, 2015, 3:13 PM EDT

    Sepp Blatter, FIFA president

    The leader of world soccer’s governing body has walked away. This could be a good indicator.

  23. What are Domenico Scala’s plans to restructure FIFA before election of new president?

    Jun 2, 2015, 2:53 PM EDT

    MARRAKECH, MOROCCO - DECEMBER 19: The FIFA Chairman of Audit and Compliance Domenico Scala talks to the media during a FIFA press conference at the Sofitel Marrekch on December 19, 2014 in Marrakech, Morocco.  (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

    Scala is a Swiss-Italian businessman who serves as the independent chairman of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee.

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