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  1. Blatter warns England's 2018 bid of Russia threat

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    FIFA President Sepp Blatter has told England's 2018 bid team that it would be "easy" for them to host the World Cup, but warned that Russia is a strong opponent.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2010
  2. Blatter embarrassed by SA government error

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    FIFA president Sepp Blatter was left embarrassed after receiving an award from the South African government with an unwanted nickname, seemingly taken from his altered Wikipedia entry.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2010
  3. Blatter laments Webb's "hard task"

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    FIFA president Sepp Blatter said much-criticised World Cup final referee Howard Webb had a "very hard task" in Sunday's bad-tempered clash between Spain and Netherland's that saw a record 14 yellow cards shown.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2010
  4. Blatter toasts 'special' World Cup

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    FIFA president Sepp Blatter insists Africa's World Cup has been a success, despite criticism over empty seats and controversial refereeing decisions.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2010
  5. 2010 World Cup: Tech discussion set for October

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    FIFA president Sepp Blatter said the decision on technology in football has been put back to October while also defending the Jabulani ball and ruling out 'penalty-goals'.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2010
  6. Joint FIFA Ballon d'Or replaces previous awards

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    France Football's prestigious Ballon d'Or award has been combined with the FIFA World Player of the Year to create a new FIFA Ballon d'Or award for football's best player.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2010
  7. Blatter: World Cup a success

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    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has proclaimed the first World Cup to be held on African soil as a success, claiming the tournament has proven that "football gives emotions in this deranged world."

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2010
  8. 2010 World Cup: Sepp Blatter - French government could incur ban

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    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has reiterated warnings to the French government from Jerome Valcke, the secretary general, that it must tread very carefully in its dealings with the French Football Federation (FFF).

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2010
  9. FIFA may shift its stance

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    Sepp Blatter has suggested that FIFA could backtrack on its decision to block the introduction of goal-line technology, and will clarify the governing body's stance at a press conference on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2010
  10. Blatter open to technology

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    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has apologised to the Football Association over Frank Lampard's "goal" for England against Germany and said FIFA "will naturally take on board the discussion on technology and will have the first opportunity to discuss this in July at the business meeting of the International FA Board".

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2010
  11. Blatter confident in security measures

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    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has insisted there will not be a repetition of the scenes which marred Sunday's warm-up match between Nigeria and North Korea and left almost two dozen fans injured.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2010
  12. Togo ANC ban lifted after Blatter intervention

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    Togo will be allowed to compete in the 2012 and 2014 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments after FIFA president Sepp Blatter helped convince the CAF to remove the ban imposed because the nation pulled out of the Angola 2010 edition.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2010
  13. Blatter: "Something is wrong" with the Premier League

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    FIFA president Sepp Blatter says Portsmouth's slide into administration demonstrates that "something is wrong" with the Premier League. Pompey became the first Premier League club to enter administration at the end of February.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2010
  14. Blatter: There's lack of respect for Africa

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    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has hit out at the critics who have commented on the security situation in South Africa, claiming that they have a lack of respect for Africa as a continent.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2010
  15. Blatter: Some countries would applaud Terry

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    Chelsea skipper John Terry flew out to Dubai on Thursday for showdown talks with his wife following the alleged affair that saw him stripped of the England captaincy.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2010
  16. Blatter: Irish asked for extra spot

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    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has claimed the Football Association of Ireland asked to be included in the World Cup finals as an extra team following the Republic of Ireland's controversial play-off exit to France.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2009