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  1. Despite calling himself the “godfather” of women’s soccer, Sepp Blatter didn’t recognize Alex Morgan

    May 22, 2015, 5:15 PM EDT

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses the media in Zurich

    FIFA president Blatter called himself the “godfather” of women’s soccer earlier this month, yet he couldn’t recognize one of the biggest stars in the game.

  2. Hours after Van Praag drops out of FIFA presidential race, Figo does the same

    May 21, 2015, 12:27 PM EDT

    LuisFigo

    Only one candidate remains to battle Sepp Blatter, and it doesn’t look good.

  3. One candidate drops out as Blatter’s re-election looks more and more certain

    May 21, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT

    RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - MAY 20: FIFA President Sepp Blatter delivers a speech during an opening ceremony of a football stadium in Dura el Qar village, West Bank city of Ramallah, on May 20, 2015. (Photo by Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

    The man who’s been investigated by the FBI and green lit loads of allegedly corrupt ideas will continue to rule your favorite sport.

  4. Sepp Blatter’s “mission of peace”: FIFA president trying to solve soccer problems between Israel and Palestine

    May 19, 2015, 5:02 PM EDT

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 19: In this handout image provided by the Government Press Office, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu (L) meets with FIFA president Sepp Blatter May 19, 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel. The two met regarding a possible motion by the Palestinian Football Association to have Israel suspended from FIFA. (Photo by Amos Ben Gershom GPO via Getty Images)

    Thousands, maybe millions have tried, but FIFA president Sepp Blatter fancies himself the right man for the job of bringing Israel, Palestine together.

  5. Sepp Blatter: “Nothing against me” in FBI investigation of FIFA corruption

    May 15, 2015, 4:20 PM EDT

    The Duke Of Cambridge Attends The Football Association 150th Anniversary Gala Dinner

    Current FIFA president Sepp Blatter denies not traveling to the United States due to an FBI investigation.

  6. FIFA president Sepp Blatter “avoiding US travel” over FBI questioning fears

    May 13, 2015, 3:48 PM EDT

    Newly elected FIFA president Sepp Blatte

    ESPN documentary claims Blatter is avoiding USA, but FIFA is saying otherwise.

  7. FIFA to employ discrimination monitors at 2018 World Cup matches

    May 12, 2015, 12:22 PM EDT

    Toure

    Yaya Toure speaks on racism as FIFA looks to act.

  8. Sepp Blatter calls himself the “godfather of women’s soccer”

    May 7, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT

    Blatter

    Blatter: “I consider myself a little bit as a godfather of the organization of women’s football in FIFA.”

  9. Sepp Blatter: Putin, Russia will host “best ever World Cup” in 2018

    Apr 20, 2015, 10:40 AM EDT

    Blatter: “Nothing will get in the way of Russia hosting the best ever World Cup.”

  10. April Fools! The top gags that actually fooled soccer fans on this day

    Apr 1, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT

    Sepp Blatter, FIFA president

    April Fools’ Day jokes — everybody’s got them, and while most aren’t funny, a few people came through with good ones today.

  11. FIFA president Sepp Blatter is “ready to change.” Do we believe this?

    Apr 1, 2015, 9:45 AM EDT

    Blatter

    Chairman of Bayern Munich, ECA, believes Blatter is ready to change his ways.

  12. Ukraine considers 2018 World Cup boycott, Blatter fires back

    Mar 24, 2015, 4:05 PM EDT

    Blatter

    Sepp Blatter is not amused by boycott suggestions, despite their very real possibilities.

  13. Pele supporting Sepp Blatter for 5th term as FIFA president

    Mar 20, 2015, 7:37 PM EDT

    Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pele

    Pele says he will back Sepp Blatter for a fifth term as FiFA president.

  14. FIFA club compensation for releasing players triples to $209 million for 2018, 2022 World Cups

    Mar 20, 2015, 8:44 AM EDT

    Blatter

    Just days after denying they will compensate clubs for for a winter World Cup schedule, FIFA balloons its payments for releasing players.

  15. Blatter declines to enter TV debate with FIFA’s other presidential candidates

    Mar 19, 2015, 8:40 AM EDT

    Brazil v Netherlands: 3rd Place Playoff - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Blatter could appear on live TV to answer questions ahead of the presidential election. But he is having none of it.

  16. Blatter’s empty words say Qatar must “do more” to improve working conditions

    Mar 15, 2015, 10:12 AM EDT

    Blatter

    Sepp Blatter said some things about Qatar, and bad or good, not much has actually been done.

  17. FA chairman Greg Dyke wants more technology in soccer, but no one’s listening to him

    Feb 28, 2015, 7:45 PM EDT

    Newcastle United v Stoke City - Premier League

    Dyke’s frustrated at the resistance to even explore and experiment with technological aids, and he’s 100% right to be.

  18. FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali of Jordan gets backing from U.S. Soccer

    Feb 3, 2015, 7:20 AM EDT

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    Prince Ali launches campaign to become FIFA president in London and revealed the U.S. Soccer Federation backed him to beat out Blatter.

  19. Sepp Blatter keeps talking trash at UEFA regarding FIFA election

    Jan 25, 2015, 8:31 PM EDT

    FBL-FIFA-BALLONDOR-AWARD

    Sepp Blatter: Kind of like “The Godfather”. But let’s be clear, we’re talking “The Godfather: Part III”.

  20. Superagent Mino Raiola pondering a run at the FIFA presidency

    Jan 23, 2015, 7:47 AM EDT

    Raiola

    The thought of Sepp Blatter winning reelection makes Raiola “violently sick” so he’s thinking about providing voters with another option.

  21. Vladimir Putin, amidst economic problems, tells Blatter that Russia can host 2018 World Cup

    Jan 16, 2015, 7:02 PM EDT

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    FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Vladimir Putin have talked about the hosting of the 2018 World Cup in relation to Russia’s economic troubles.

  22. Former Premier League forward David Ginola to run for FIFA presidency

    Jan 15, 2015, 7:19 PM EDT

    Ginola

    There’s still much to do for him to be eligible, but a popular former player has put his name in the pot.

  23. Oceania confederation endorses Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency

    Jan 7, 2015, 8:29 AM EDT

    Chung

    The fight to unseat Sepp Blatter after 17 years at the helm took its first blow today.

  24. Blatter to Asian delegates: “The World Cup 2022 will be played in Qatar”

    Dec 1, 2014, 10:52 AM EDT

    Qatar 2022

    Perhaps the “where” is out of the way, but the when and how remain.

  25. FIFA files criminal complaint with Swiss Attorney General regarding WC report

    Nov 18, 2014, 11:22 AM EDT

    Blatter

    FIFA is looking for criminal action regarding “the international transfer of assets” in connection to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.

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