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Is Fighting Racism In Soccer ‘A Lost Cause’? FIFA President Says No – NPR (blog)


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Is Fighting Racism In Soccer 'A Lost Cause'? FIFA President Says No
NPR (blog)
FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he's concerned about the findings of a recent study regarding racism in Russia, which will host the 2018 World Cup. The report, by the Fare network and SOVA Center, found more than 200 incidents of discrimination in …

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Posted on 5 March 2015 | 5:54 am

FIFA Medical Expert, Kramer, Trains Club Doctors – THISDAY Live


FIFA Medical Expert, Kramer, Trains Club Doctors
THISDAY Live
Professor of Emergency Medicine and member of FIFA Medical Committee, Efraim Kramer, said in his opening remarks at the workshop where he was the guest lecturer that FIFA through the provision of appropriate medical kits and workshops, …

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 3:48 am

Van Praag hoping for CONMEBOL backing in FIFA election – Reuters UK


Reuters UK

Van Praag hoping for CONMEBOL backing in FIFA election
Reuters UK
Van Praag attended the congress as a guest along with Blatter and the other presidential candidates, former Portugal winger Luis Figo and FIFA vice-president Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan. Asked if he would support changes in the World Cup
Figo, a candidate to head FIFA, hopeful of Conmebol's supportFox News Latino
FIFA prez Blatter wants point deductions for racismToronto Sun
FIFA President recommends stiffer sanctions against racismJamaica Observer
World Soccer
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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 10:08 pm

World Cup 2022: European clubs seek "fair solution" from Fifa – BBC Sport


BBC Sport

World Cup 2022: European clubs seek "fair solution" from Fifa
BBC Sport
Last week, Fifa's general secretary Jerome Valcke ruled out paying any compensation to clubs and leagues unhappy about the Qatar date switch, saying there was sufficient time before the tournament starts to rearrange fixtures and competitions.
Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup at stakeDaily News Egypt
ECA to hold more talks with FIFA over winter World CupSkySports
FIFA may be willing to compensate with European clubs over QatarWorld Soccer
Bloomberg -ESPN FC -The News Hub
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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 9:38 pm

Seven vie for Asia’s spots on FIFA’s ExCo – ESPN FC


ESPN FC

Seven vie for Asia's spots on FIFA's ExCo
ESPN FC
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Seven candidates are competing for three vacant Asia seats on FIFA's executive committee. The Asian Football Confederation confirmed the candidates Wednesday, including Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al …

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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 5:41 pm

FA chairman Greg Dyke remains in talks with FIFA over World Cup watch – SkySports


SkySports

FA chairman Greg Dyke remains in talks with FIFA over World Cup watch
SkySports
FA chairman Greg Dyke remains in talks with FIFA over World Cup watch. By Bryan Swanson, Chief News Reporter | Last Updated: 04/03/15 6:13pm. 0. FA chairman Greg Dyke remains in legal talks with FIFA regarding a £16,000 World Cup watch.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 3:37 pm

Fifa’s real crime with Qatar 2022 is ignoring the workers’ plight – The Independent


The Independent

Fifa's real crime with Qatar 2022 is ignoring the workers' plight
The Independent
In the uproar that followed the decision last week by the Fifa taskforce, which decided Qatar 2022 would have to be played in November and December, the fate of the migrant workers building the show was a long way down the pecking order.
FA chairman Greg Dyke offers to host Fifa presidential TV debate at WembleyThe Guardian
Luis Figo backs live TV debate for FIFA presidential candidates… but Sepp Daily Mail
Candidate Michael Van Praag says FIFA should have nothing to hideESPN FC
BBC News -World Soccer -SkySports
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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 6:00 pm

South Africa says FIFA inefficient on match-fixing claims – ESPN FC


ESPN FC

South Africa says FIFA inefficient on match-fixing claims
ESPN FC
LONDON — The South African sports minister has accused FIFA of being "very inefficient" in match-fixing investigations. In an interview with The Associated Press, sports minister Fikile Mbalula criticised the failure of FIFA to complete an
SAfrica says FIFA 'inefficient' on match-fixing claimsYahoo Canada Sports

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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 5:00 pm

Kroos: I always try to shoulder responsibility – FIFA.com (registration)


Kroos: I always try to shoulder responsibility
FIFA.com (registration)
Watching Toni Kroos in action, it is hard to believe that he is still just 25 years old. The technically and tactically gifted midfielder orchestrates his sides' play with an astonishing maturity and poise, and has long been an integral part of both

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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 10:44 am

Qatar 2022: FIFA rules out compensation for clubs – CNN


CNN

Qatar 2022: FIFA rules out compensation for clubs
CNN
With concerns for both players and fans given the Qatari heat in June-July, a FIFA task force announced on Tuesday that the tournament should be played at the end of the year. Average temperatures in Qatar are around 25 degrees Celsius towards the end …
Fifa gives Fox and Telemundo World Cup TV contracts to avoid legal fightThe Guardian
FIFA plan to pay out £135m to pacify big clubs over World Cup 2022 winter switchDaily Mail
2022 World Cup: Fifa rules out compensation for unhappy clubsBBC News
ESPN FC -Toronto Star
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Posted on 25 February 2015 | 10:08 pm

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Blatter: Sanctions against racism need to be stiffer

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter urged South America's football associations on Wednesday to hand out tougher sanctions for acts of racism by soccer fans.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 12:38 am

Is Fighting Racism In Soccer 'A Lost Cause'? FIFA President Says No

Racism in soccer has been making headlines again, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter is now talking about relegating teams.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 11:29 pm

Soccer-Van Praag hoping for CONMEBOL backing in FIFA election

By Daniela Desantis ASUNCION, March 4 (Reuters) – Michael van Praag hopes to win South America's support in the FIFA presidential election despite the region's endorsement of incumbent Sepp Blatter, he said on Wednesday. Van Praag was in Paraguay's capital for the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) congress, the first stop on the campaign trail for the four candidates in the May 29 …

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 9:59 pm

7 fight for 3 seats representing Asia on FIFA ruling board

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Seven candidates are competing for three vacant Asia seats on FIFA's executive committee.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 4:25 pm

Soccer-CONMEBOL to back Blatter in FIFA election-source

* Blatter in Paraguay for CONMEBOL congress * Likely to get support for 2022 winter World Cup (Adds details, byline) By Daniela Desantis ASUNCION, March 3 (Reuters) – The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) will support Sepp Blatter's re-election as FIFA president in May, a CONMEBOL source told Reuters on Tuesday. Blatter, who has headed FIFA since 1998, flew into Asuncion on …

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 10:06 pm

SAfrica: FIFA not acting decisively on match-fixing claims

The South African sports minister has accused FIFA of being ''very inefficient'' and not acting decisively on match-fixing investigations. In an interview with The Associated Press, Fikile Mbalula criticized the failure of football's governing body to complete an investigation into whether 2010 World Cup warm-up matches were fixed. FIFA found strong evidence of match-fixing in games involving …

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 7:24 pm

Guinea disagrees with FIFA over moving African Cup to June

Guinea sports minister Domani Dore has contradicted FIFA by saying the 2023 African Cup of Nations cannot be moved back to June to accommodate the re-scheduled 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Dore said there was no chance the African championship can be played in the middle of the year because it was monsoon season in the West African host country. FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said last week …

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 4:52 pm

SAfrica says FIFA 'inefficient' on match-fixing claims

LONDON (AP) The South African sports minister has accused FIFA of being ''very inefficient'' in match-fixing investigations.

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 1:20 pm

Dutch candidate for FIFA presidency wants more transparency

The Dutch candidate for the FIFA presidency said Monday he wants to boost the number of teams at the World Cup to 40 and give guaranteed berths to host nations and defending champions. Royal Netherlands Football Association Chairman Michael van Praag also said FIFA should send more money to national federations, pledging an annual handout of $1 million to each football federation, four times the …

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 7:16 pm

Soccer-Van Praag wants full disclosure of World Cup report

* Dutch candidate demands transparency at FIFA * Sets out election manifesto * Seeks to 'normalise' the organisation AMSTERDAM, March 2 (Reuters) – FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag said he would ensure full disclosure of Michael Garcia's report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups if he is elected in May. Soccer's governing body has been under pressure to …

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 6:46 pm