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Blatter challenges his critics to take the risk and stand for FIFA election

Monday, August 11th 2014 - 07:55 UTC
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FIFA President Sepp Blatter has challenged his critics to “take the risk” and stand for election against him next year. Although he did not identify potential rivals in the ballot scheduled in May, he appeared to target UEFA President Michel Platini. Read full article


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  • Idlehands

    There are so many snouts in the trough that they will vote to keep the manager of that trough in place.

    UEFA needs to withdraw from FIFA not partake in its sham democracy - not that Platini is much better.

    Aug 11th, 2014 - 08:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Is Blatter half Argentinian? He has the mentality to be one.

    Aug 11th, 2014 - 09:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Is Blatter chanting “Come on, if you're 'ard enough”.

    Aug 11th, 2014 - 10:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR


    Aug 11th, 2014 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    Allowing countries to bid for World cups and spend time, money and effort to present their cases and then have no inclination to use a fair and free selection process is DISHONEST.

    Aug 11th, 2014 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Some say Blatter will destroy the world cups,
    and ruin football ,

    so yes ??
    all British football should withdraw before we go down the same path,
    surely we can come up with something better than what we have,
    and then perhaps others will follow our lead, and FIFA will cease to exist..

    Aug 11th, 2014 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yorugua

    I am amazed of the power that the man has, the way he say if you want to go against me it will be a risk , a risk to what to be dismiss from Fifa, be exiled. Very strong words from Blatter to any rival who dares to oppose him.

    Aug 11th, 2014 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Another corrupt little dictator who should be put to the sword.
    Loathe the man.

    Aug 11th, 2014 - 11:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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