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Blatter says Hope Solo's 'grabbed ass' claim is 'absurd'

Lausanne - The former head of world football Sepp Blatter said Saturday that claims by US women's goalkeeper Hope Solo that he had grabbed her backside were "absurd".

Blatter says he is going to World Cup at Putin's invitation

Zurich - FIFA's disgraced ex-president Sepp Blatter has told AFP he will go to next year's World Cup in Russia at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin, despite being banned from football."I will go to the World Cup in Russia.

Sepp Blatter mounts final FIFA ban appeal

Lausanne - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter began his final appeal Thursday against his six-year ban from football, in a long-shot quest for redemption after his career ended in scandal.

FIFA investigators to seek longer Blatter, Platini bans

Zurich - FIFA corruption investigators will demand an extension to the eight-year bans ordered against world football leaders Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini last month, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Blatter and Platini vow to fight eight-year bans

Zurich - Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini remained defiant on Monday despite being banned from football by FIFA.Both men vowed to keep fighting in their own defence after being suspended for eight years over an ethics violation.

FIFA chief Blatter deserves Nobel Peace Prize: Putin

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter, embroiled in a string of corruption scandals, should be given the Nobel Peace Prize.

Platini deal was 'gentleman's agreement' - Blatter

Lausanne - Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter claimed on Friday that the two million dollar (1.8 million euros) payment he made to UEFA president Michel Platini was a "gentleman's agreement".

FIFA ethics committee probing Blatter, Platini: Media

Ginebra - FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA leader Michel Platini are under investigation by FIFA's independent ethics committee and could face suspension, media reported Sunday.

Blatter 'cooperating', 'no mismanagement occurred' — Lawyer

Zurich - A review of the evidence against Sepp Blatter will show that he was not responsible for any mismanagement, his lawyer said Friday after Switzerland opened criminal proceedings against the FIFA boss. "Mr.

FIFA boss Blatter faces criminal proceedings — Swiss prosecutor

Zurich - Switzerland's top prosecutor said Friday that criminal proceedings had been opened against FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, on suspicion that he misapproriated funds and violated his duties as the head of world football's governing body.

Blatter cancels FIFA press conference

Zurich - FIFA President Sepp Blatter cancelled his much-anticipated press conference scheduled in Zurich on Friday, world football's governing body announced.No reason was given for the decision. The conference was initially due to start at 1200 GMT.

After saying 'I did not resign,' Sepp Blatter still won't be FIFA president

Sepp Blatter caused yet another firestorm this week when he said he did not resign as president of FIFA at a party, according to the Swiss newspaper Blick (via the BBC).

FIFA scandal: More arrests ahead but Putin smells U.S. plot

Zurich - Sepp Blatter, FIFA’s incumbent president emerged victorious against challenger Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein at Friday’s FIFA elective congress.

Blatter ready for new term as FIFA boss

Braz - Sepp Blatter is ready to seek a new term as FIFA's president, he announced Wednesday, ignoring calls from top European officials to stand down as controversy engulfs football's governing body.

Blatter says World Cup problems are under control

Problems with Brazil's World Cup venues are under control with just 100 days to go before the first match kicks off, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday.

Blatter gives huge hint he'll run for office again

- FIFA president Sepp Blatter has given the strongest hint yet that he is ready to stand for a fifth term, telling Swiss public radio he would not say no if member associations asked him to stand.

FIFA boss Blatter wants IOC age limit scrapped

World soccer boss Sepp Blatter wants the International Olympic Committee to scrap its age limits for members, saying they should be voted out only if they are incapable of performing their duti
 

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Happier days: FIFA President Sepp Blatter with Barack Obama and FIFA official Jack Warner. In the vo...
Happier days: FIFA President Sepp Blatter with Barack Obama and FIFA official Jack Warner. In the vote for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups, Obama said that FIFA made "the wrong decision" in awarding 2022 tournament to Qatar.
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