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  1. FIFA’s head of reform defends Blatter, says soccer in U.S. is “an ethnic sport for girls in schools”

    Aug 24, 2015, 1:57 PM EDT

    ATHENS, GREECE - AUGUST 18:  International Olympic Committee (IOC) spokesman Francois Carrard holds a press conference August 18, 2004 in Athens. He announced that Greek sprinters Kostas Kenteris and team mate Katerina Thanou as well as their coach Christos Tsekos have withdrawn from the Athens games after the athletes missed a drugs test last Thursday, and then were hospitalised after a motorcycle accident.  (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

    It shows a lot of contrition and foresight to use gender jabs to fight a battle against the U.S. Keep doing you, FIFA. Keep doing you.

  2. VIDEO: Sepp Blatter says he’s “not responsible” for those beneath him, FIFA to come out of investigation “positive”

    Aug 24, 2015, 1:30 PM EDT

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter poses with female soccer players during the 18th edition of the "Sepp Blatter Fussballturnier", in Ulrichen, Switzerland, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

    In a bit of “Bribes don’t kill FIFA. People kill FIFA”, Blatter is staying defiant in an interview with the BBC’s Richard Conway, saying “I am clean”.

  3. Five World Cup sponsors call secret meeting with FIFA, reiterate demands for reform

    Aug 20, 2015, 6:30 PM EDT

    Sepp Blatter, FIFA president

    The pressure has been on FIFA all summer long, and the organization’s sponsors are making sure it stays that way.

  4. Chung Mong-joon to run for FIFA presidency, calls out Blatter and Platini

    Jul 30, 2015, 10:06 AM EDT

    Chung Mong-Joon Speaks About Possible FIFA President Candidacy

    The South Korean billionaire is looking to become the new president of FIFA, and he had some choice words for his rivals.

  5. Michel Platini announces he will run for FIFA presidency

    Jul 29, 2015, 8:15 AM EDT

    Legendary French midfielder is red-hot favorite to replace Blatter.

  6. Mob Museum in Vegas to open FIFA exhibit in September

    Jul 28, 2015, 7:16 PM 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)

    Something tell us the exhibit won’t bring in the same sort of interest as the actual wall from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, but it does fit the bill of organized crime.

  7. Russian president Vladimir Putin believes Sepp Blatter deserves Nobel Prize

    Jul 28, 2015, 8:15 AM EDT

    Sepp Blatter, Vladimir Putin

    Putin: “People like Mr Blatter deserve special recognition.”

  8. Jerome Valcke will follow Sepp Blatter out the door upon president’s departure

    Jul 24, 2015, 4:22 PM EDT


    Sepp Blatter’s right-hand man will step down with his boss come the new election in late February.

  9. Sepp Blatter confirms he will leave FIFA, will not run in next presidential election

    Jul 20, 2015, 12:45 PM EDT

    Long-time FIFA president has finally put to bed any lingering fears many had that he would stay in charge.

  10. Michel Platini receives huge backing to become next FIFA president

    Jul 20, 2015, 7:52 AM EDT

    Michel Platini

    Current UEFA president hasn’t decided if he’s running yet, but influential associations across the world want him in charge.

  11. FIFA leaders expected to choose date for presidential election this week

    Jul 18, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT

    Sepp Blatter, FIFA president

    Sepp Blatter’s day in office are numbered. On Monday, we might just find out exactly how many he has left.

  12. U.S. Soccer secretary general grilled by Congress on knowledge of FIFA scandal

    Jul 15, 2015, 3:51 PM EDT

    Dan Flynn(L), CEO and Secretary General of the US Soccer Federation, speaks during a Senate hearing entitled "Examining the Governance and Integrity of International Soccer" on July 15, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington,DC.   AFP PHOTO/PAUL J. RICHARDS        (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Flynn pointed out that FIFA was run in such a manner that U.S. Soccer had to politically pick their battles in order to protect the country’s investment in the sport and competitions.

  13. Russian sports minister: 2018 World Cup is FIFA’s “pearl”, won’t be moved

    Jul 8, 2015, 5:05 PM EDT

    FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke (L) and Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko give a press briefing on February 16, 2015 following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Local Organizing Committee Management Board meeting with FIFA participation in Saint Petersburg . AFP PHOTO / OLGA MALTSEVA        (Photo credit should read OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Mutko said there is “no threat” to its status as host.

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

    Jul 5, 2015, 8:34 AM EDT


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

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

    Jul 4, 2015, 12:07 PM EDT


    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.

  16. 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.

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

    Jun 27, 2015, 10:40 AM EDT


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

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

    Jun 26, 2015, 9:18 AM EDT

    65th FIFA Congress - Opening Ceremony

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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?”

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