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

    Apr 1, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT

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

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

    Apr 1, 2015, 9:45 AM EDT

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

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

    Mar 24, 2015, 4:05 PM EDT

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

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

    Mar 20, 2015, 7:37 PM EDT

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

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

    Mar 20, 2015, 8:44 AM EDT

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

  6. 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.

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

    Mar 15, 2015, 10:12 AM EDT

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

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

    Feb 28, 2015, 7:45 PM EDT

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

  9. 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.

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

    Jan 25, 2015, 8:31 PM EDT

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

    Nov 18, 2014, 11:22 AM EDT

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

  17. Telegraph: FIFA spurns United States, will announce “Hell” as 2026 World Cup host site

    Nov 15, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

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    Better luck next time, America, because you’re not getting the 2026 World Cup either.

  18. Expedited hearing rejected in Women’s World Cup turf battle

    Nov 7, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

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    The battle for grass at the 2015 Women’s World Cup continues.

  19. Pipe bomb attack strikes Cyprus referee’s association

    Oct 13, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

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    Third attack occurs on officials in Cyprus.

  20. Sepp Blatter questions away goals rule

    Oct 9, 2014, 6:08 PM EDT

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

    The FIFA president believes it’s time to take a look at a rule that was put into place in 1965.

  21. FIFA happenings: Gill for vice president, Beckenbauer urges publication of corruption report

    Oct 7, 2014, 10:58 PM EDT

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    Former Manchester United chief executive David Gill will run for FIFA vice president, while former FIFA executive committee member Franz Beckenbauer sees no wrong in publishing the corruption report.

  22. Surprise! FIFA movie a total flop; Cost $27 million, revenues of $200k

    Oct 6, 2014, 8:43 AM EDT

    France Cannes The Homesman Red Carpet

    I’m imploring you to read Graham Dunbar’s report on the film, which would make The Onion proud despite being a factual report.

  23. Garcia encourages release of FIFA corruption report, Blatter’s tentative

    Sep 26, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses the media in Zurich

    Sepp Blatter said no one asked to have the FIFA corruption report published, but lawyer Michael Garcia and others want to reveal the findings to the public.

  24. IOC: Winter switch for World Cup 2022 wouldn’t clash with Olympics

    Sep 9, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT

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    Awesome news all around, as Sepp Blatter has assured the International Olympic Committee that a winter World Cup in 2022 wouldn’t clash with the Games.

  25. Sepp Blatter says US World Cup could be on the cards for 2026

    Sep 8, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT

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    Click the link for Sunil Gulati’s take, as he says the 2020s would be a good time for the tournament to return to the United States.

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