FIFA PRESIDENT

  • Jerome Champagne to run against Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency September 16, 2014

    Former FIFA official Jerome Champagne formally announced on Monday that he will stand against incumbent Sepp Blatter in next year's election for president of the world soccer body. "I have the honor of informing you that I have just written to the FIFA adhoc Electoral Committee and its president, Mr. Domenico...
  • Brazil defends itself as right choice for 2014 World Cup July 19, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil's government defended the country as host of the 2014 World Cup on Thursday, a day after FIFA President Sepp Blatter warned that recent protests meant it might have been the wrong choice. More than one million people took to the streets during last month's Confederations Cup ...
  • Sepp Blatter says FIFA emerged 'stronger' in Brazil June 29, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA president Sepp Blatter glossed over the nationwide protests which have formed the backdrop to the Confederations Cup in Brazil, saying football had played a "positive part" for the country. Blatter was confident next year's World Cup, also in Brazil, would be a success and his spokesman Walter...
  • World Cup legacy for Brazil goes beyond soccer, says Blatter June 19, 2013

    Recife: Brazil will benefit with more than just new soccer stadiums from hosting the 2014 World Cup, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said as unrest in the country continued to overshadow the Confederations Cup. "In football, the whole country gets the legacy," Blatter said in an interview with Rio's O Globo newspaper....
  • Sepp Blatter drops hint he plans to stay on as FIFA president May 3, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: FIFA president Sepp Blatter dropped a hint he plans to stand again for another four year term as the head of world soccer's governing body during a speech to AFC delegates in Malaysia on Friday. Blatter had said he planned to step down from office at the end...
  • Points deduction can dent racism: Blatter January 15, 2013

    Deducting points from teams whose fans or players are guilty of racism is a better way of tackling the problem than players walking off the pitch and abandoning matches, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Monday. Racism was thrust back into the spotlight when AC Milan midfielder KevinPrince Boateng led his...
  • FIFA chief Blatter to visit India next month February 13, 2012

    New Delhi: In a much needed boost to India's bid to host the 2017 Under17 World Cup Football, FIFA President Sepp Blatter will visit the country early next month to have a first hand account of the developmental work here. Blatter, who is scheduled to visit Nepal during the AFC Challenge...
  • FIFA boss has big plans for India April 16, 2007

    New Delhi: FIFA President Sepp Blatter is in India on a fourday tour of the country and after watching an East BengalMohun Bagan derby on Sunday in Kolkata, Blatter spoke to the media on Monday on developing football in India. "To wake up the sleeping giant, which is football here. Wake...