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Protest-hit Confederations Cup `best ever`: Sepp Blatter

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 15:39

Despite being played against a backdrop of huge and frequently violent demonstrations, the 2013 Confederations Cup has been the "best ever", FIFA president Sepp Blatter declared on Friday.

Brazil protests will calm down, Blatter hopes

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 13:20

FIFA president Sepp Blatter denied that the Confederations Cup and World Cup are the causes for mass protests across Brazil.

Blatter tells Brazilian fans to respect their president

Last Updated: Sunday, June 16, 2013, 12:19

FIFA president Sepp Blatter urged fans to show more respect after Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was roundly booed before the opening Confederations Cup match.

FIFA boss accused of `sexism` over `good looking` comment to Oz woman candidate

Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013, 11:18

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been accused of sexism after he called Australia`s candidate for a new woman`s place on the executive committee as `good and good looking`.

Blatter blames Italy FA for punishing Roma lightly

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 18:00

Rome: FIFA president Sepp Blatter has criticised the Italian Football Association, claiming that fining AS Roma for racial abuse is not enough.

FIFA president Blatter`s ‘hacked’ Twitter account shows corruption ‘admissions’

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 11:41

According to international football governing body FIFA, the Twitter accounts of its head Sepp Blatter and the World Cup team have been hacked, with spoof messages posted claiming that Blatter was involved in corruption.

Russia expects a million visitors during World Cup

Last Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 18:07

Russia will receive a million visitors during the 2018 World Cup, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

Anti-racism group calls for retirement of FIFA president Blatter

Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013, 11:11

An anti-racism group is putting the pressure on FIFA president Sepp Blatter to step down from his post after his recent comments on racism led to accusations that he has gone soft on fighting the issue.

Blistering Qatar could lose right to stage 2022 FIFA WC: Blatter

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 15:08

FIFA president Sep Blatter has admitted Qatar could lose the right to stage the World Cup in 2022 as temperatures in the Arab country rise above 50 degrees in summer.

Brazil World Cup will be a success, says Blatter

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 09:17

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has reaffirmed his belief that Brazil will deliver a successful World Cup in 2014.

Everyone but Platini wants goal-line technology: Blatter

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 08:41

Sepp Blatter has suggested that Michel Platini is the only person standing in the way of goal-line technology (GLT) being embraced on a global scale.

Independent watchdog slams existing `nepotism culture` in FIFA

Last Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 00:34

FIFA has been accused of promoting a culture of nepotism, by an independent body which was set up to fix the mode of operations of the international football governing body.