Sepp Blatter

World Cup And Olympic Protests Will 'Change Nothing' Says FIFA Boss

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims both the World Cup and the Winter Olympics in Sochi have been "misused" as a platform for political protest. Bla...

'No Country Has Been So Far Behind'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Brazil's failings in delivering this summer's World Cup has been highlighted by FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who said no previous host country has bee...

WATCH: How A Young Blatter Ballsed Up The Spain '82 World Cup Draw (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Sport

Ahead of the 2014 World Cup draw, it is appropriate to recall the great Spain 1982 draw balls up, featuring a very familiar face. Today's draws may...

Commander Ronaldo Mocks Blatter (GIF/PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo reminded those who have accused him of possessing a (perma-tanned) thin skin that he has a sense of humour when he mocked Sepp Blatt...

Why Do Real Madrid Want Sepp Blatter To Apologise?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Sport

Real Madrid have written to Fifa demanding president Sepp Blatter apologise for comments he made about Cristiano Ronaldo. Blatter said Ronaldo has ...

Should Sepp Blatter Call Time on His Fifa Presidency?

Tim Hearn | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Sport
Tim Hearn

For all the "good" that he has done for the game of football, he and FIFA have never been too far away from media criticism as his tenure has been littered with ill advised comments, corruption and more recently the fiasco that is Qatar 2022.

The Qatar Question - Has Fifa Been Even More Short-Sighted Than First Anticipated?

Ashley Khossousi | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Sport
Ashley Khossousi

It's almost guaranteed that the run-up to 2022 will be a treacherous minefield of political and social issues. Post-Brazil 2014 will be an ongoing fight for Fifa to regain its credibility and it's not going to be won too easily.

Football (Or Soccer if You Are American): Why Has the Beautiful Game Turned So Ugly?

Dr Nicholas M. Almond | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Sport
Dr Nicholas M. Almond

We only need to look at the events over the last 18 months or so to question why are the football authorities such as FIFA and UEFA not doing enough to crack down on this violence?

The Isolation of Sports and Politics

Chris Godfrey | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Sport
Chris Godfrey

While Sochi 2014 is the immediate concern it is simply the latest charade in an ever growing list of erroneous decisions by sporting committees where the human rights record, inherent poverty and endemic discrimination of a nation have been flagrantly ignored.

Samuel Luckhurst

What's The Point Of The Confederations Cup? | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Sport

For football junkies, the season never truly ends. Even in supposedly barren summers there is an Under-21 European Championship to enjoy in an odd yea...

Change My Mind: A World Cup In Winter?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Sport

Last week the chairman of the FA, David Bernstein, tried to pour cold water on the "flawed" plans to host the Qatar World Cup in the winter, saying it...

'Say Something Ladies! You Are Always Speaking At Home. Now You Can Speak Here'

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Sport

Sepp Blatter's penchant for outdated comments continued at the Fifa congress in Mauritius when he made a sexist remark on Friday. In the same week ...

'Sepp Blatter Is In The Queer'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Sport

Another week and another laugh at the expense of Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who, eight days after his Twitter account was hacked, was labelled "quee...

Sepp Blatter And Fifa Twitter Accounts Hacked

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Sport

Sepp Blatter is laughable, but for all the wrong reasons. He suggested female footballers should "wear tighter shorts and low cut shirts... to create ...

Uefa Says Referees Should Stop Matches For Racist Incidents

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Sport

Uefa has advised referees to halt matches should a racist incident occur, pledging their "full support" to such a stand being made. Althought Europ...

Fifa Play Down Blatter's Comments 2022 World Cup Could Be Re-Run

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK Sport

FIFA have moved to clarify an interview with Sepp Blatter in which the organisation's president suggested the vote to stage the 2022 World Cup could b...

Blatter Slams Boateng Over Walk-Off

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Sport

FIFA president Sepp Blatter does not believe AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng's decision to walk off the pitch during a friendly this week was...

POLL: Who Is The Sports Villain Of The Year?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK Sport

After the glory of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year it is now time to focus on 2012's villains, when the darker side of sport had just as great ...

Three To Be Charged Over Dutch Linesman Death

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Sport

Dutch police are to charge three teenagers over the death of a linesman who was punched and kicked after officiating his son's football match in Holla...


Jen Offord | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Sport
Jen Offord

I'm really not qualified to go into any real detail on the match in which I have participated. Though I did rip off a few choice phrases from Alan Hansen's Match of the Day punditry, in my youth, and I still wheel them out from time to time.

Blatter Said English Football Is 'Run By Idiots' - Coe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Sport

Sebastian Coe has claimed in his autobiography Fifa president Sepp Blatter said "English football is run by idiots". In Coe's Running My Life, he s...

Formula One IS a Sport!

Tim Goodchild | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Sport
Tim Goodchild

It is quite rare that I read something and for it to elicit such an emotional response, but when coming across a blog recently accusing the sheer stature of Formula 1 not being considered a sport it was not something I could simply ignore.

Are Brazil's Samba Boys Falling From Grace?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Sport
Eric Ehrmann

Lackluster, inconsistent play in a recent 1-0 friendly win over South Africa and an 8-0 romp over a hapless Chinese squad reminded fans why Brazil's b...

The Greatest Shame of London 2012

Luke McGee | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK Sport
Luke McGee

If the FA are smart (leave it), as soon as the Paralympics are over with they will leap on this goodwill and use the astonishing efforts of this summer to get everyone fully behind a bid for a World Cup to be played on English turf. Preferably before I am buried six feet beneath it.

POLL: Should Bale Be Banned?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK Sport

The Football Association has clarified it will not complain about Gareth Bale playing for Tottenham Hotspur against LA Galaxy in a pre-season friendly...