Blatter wants video used to punish divers


FIFA president Sepp Blatter desires players who dive, fake injuries or waste materials time to be punished using video evidence retrospectively.

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Sepp Blatter desires retrospective video proof to be used even more frequently.


The guidelines already allow such actions to be used, but Blatter believes disciplinary bodies are usually not really applying them when "severe breaches of the theory of fair have fun with" have been skipped by referees.

In FIFA's every week magazine, Blatter wrote: "I am not really talking about a fresh technological help to be utilized during matches, but about applying a tool consistently."

While not really advocating video proof to be utilized during video games, Blatter says it must be used later on to punish "brawling, spitting at opponents, verbal insults and racist slurs, the faking of injuries, intentional time-wasting or diving."


Blatter keen on 2022 winter World Cup

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Blatter settle rift with phone call


Cristiano Cr7 lost control out with Blatter a year ago. ZURICH – Cristiano Ronaldo's rift with FIFA web design manager Sepp Blatter was compensated in a telephone phone.


"This is no longer a problem, neither for us or because of football, '' typically the baudruche d'Or favourite coming from england said ahead regarding Monday's give ceremony.

Last October, Blatter has been filmed telling a student customers inside England he preferred four-time defending Ballon d'Or champion Lionel Messi and his / her considerably more modest personality.

The FIFA web design manager suggested Ronaldo was very worried about his hair in addition to mimicked his prominence like a "commander'' on typically the field.

Ronaldo responded in a good apparently sarcastic text upon his social media accounts that this video "shows plainly the exact respect and concern the fact that Fifa has for me. ''

A communication posted upon the Real Madrid forward's Twitter account read: "I wish Mr. Blatter health insurance and a long life, together with the conviction that he could continue to observe the successes of their favorite teams and people. ''

The dispute led to conjecture that Ronaldo would snub the FIFA ceremony, and he celebrated his next target for Madrid with a make fun of military salute.

On Monday, cr7 sat next to Messi onstage when he performed down the problem with Blatter.

"We talked over the cell phone and everything was removed, '' said Ronaldo, who also first won the timore world player award inside 2008.

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Brazilian president Rousseff hits back at Blatter

“No country has been so far behind in its preparations since I have been at FIFA even though it is the only host nation which has had so much time – seven years – in which to prepare. ”

Following Rousseff’s rebuttal, the Blatter also took to Twitter to claim: “I concur with the comments of dilmabr (Rousseff) about the World Cup. The whole world is awaiting the Cup of Cups. Brazil will be a great host. Brazil 2014 will be a great success. “
Three of the stadiums are not likely to be finished until April, including the Itaquera Arena in Sao Paulo, which will host the opening match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12. The Brazilian government said it would be completed in February, only for FIFA to confirm another deadline of April 15.
However, Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo assured that Brazil would be ready in time.

“Brazil has been working in preparation for the World Cup since it was chosen to host the tournament. Ticket sales, the biggest out of any World Cup, shows that fans all over the world are confident that the World Cup of 2014 will be the best ever, ” Rebelo told the Associated Press.

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Sepp Blatter says Qatar World Cup ‘may well be’ a mistake, bemoans European imperialism to distract from FIFA imperialism


The 2022 World Cup continues to be scheduled to be hosted by Qatar and that still doesn’t make much sense. The summer season heat in Qatar stays the headlining reason behind the potential for transferring the World Cup to the winter months, but more essential social and moral issues continue to lurk in the background. And although FIFA president Sepp Blatter is now admitting that the choice to let Qatar host is perhaps a mistake, it’s one way or the other going to happen and imperialistic Europeans are by some means responsible.

From Blatter’s interview with Inside World Football:

I consider that the World Cup needs to be awarded to a nation that basically, actually wants to host it, a nation that has the financial means to do it without neglecting other societal obligations, and a nation the place the national football federation can determine when it is the greatest time to play the sport. Frankly, if we automatically exclude potential hosts due to the climate, then the following step can simply be exclusion for different arbitrary and discriminatory reasons. I am not going to be occasion to any such thing….

Sepp Blatter is not going to be a celebration to discrimination! Unless it is towards homosexuals and it is happening in Qatar. Also, “neglecting different societal obligations” apparently doesn’t embody constructing stadiums with slave labor.

… however Mr Blatter, your ExCo knew full properly, already on December 10, 2010, that a summer season World Cup could be impossible to be hosted in Qatar’s scorching summer…

JSB:… that might be so, and it might be that we made a mistake at the time. Then again, it’s essential to also consider political and geo-political realities. The World Cup is FIFA’s largest if not only global occasion. Who are we, the Europeans, to demand that this event has to cater to the wants of 800 million Europeans above all, when there are over 7 billion individuals who populate this planet and of who 6.2 billion aren’t European, however who must at all times succumb to our diktat?

I suppose it is high time that Europe begins to grasp that we don’t rule the world anymore, and that some former European imperial powers can now not impress their will on to others in far-off locations, and we must accept that football has moved away from being a European and South American sport: it has develop into the World Sport that billions of followers are excitedly following every week, everywhere on the earth.

Yes, how dare those 800 million Europeans believe that they make up a large section of the football watching public? Clearly the one honest response was to award the 2022 World Cup to a handful of super rich sheikhs who rule a country of two million people. That will present these Europeans who can actually impress their will on others in far-off locations nowadays (trace: it’s the super wealthy sheikhs and the corrupt FIFA executives and company sponsors).

But it isn’t European imperialism that is the true concern right here, it is FIFA imperialism. They’re those imposing the unforgiving will of their sponsors on countries all around the world underneath a large cloud of corruption. Nations that want to host the World Cup are pressured to build and renovate stadiums that grow to be a financial drain as soon as FIFA leaves (see: South Africa), the poor are forcibly evicted from their houses to make means for the company circus and public funding is misappropriated to serve FIFA, who reap nearly all of the income. In Brazil the individuals have made it clear that they do not need the World Cup, but FIFA is giving it to them anyway. They usually doing it under the mantra of “FIFA cannot be held accountable” for their issues.

At this point, stating the hypocrisy and faulty logic in what Sepp Blatter says is a whole waste of time. He says whatever he needs, FIFA does whatever it desires and they all get away with all the things. Till that changes, this passage from Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho appears becoming:

“…there’s an concept of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no such thing as a real me, solely an entity, one thing illusory, and although I can disguise my chilly gaze and you’ll shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and perhaps you possibly can even sense our existence are most likely comparable: I simply am not there. It’s onerous for me to make sense on any given level. Myself is fabricated, an aberration. I’m a noncontingent human being. My personality is sketchy and unformed, my heartlessness goes deep and is persistent. My conscience, my pity, my hopes disappeared a very long time in the past (most likely at Harvard) if they ever did exist. There aren’t any extra boundaries to cross. All I’ve in widespread with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all of the mayhem I’ve brought about and my utter indifference towards it, I have now surpassed. I nonetheless, although, hold on to one single bleak fact: nobody is secure, nothing is redeemed. Yet I’m innocent. Every model of human behavior have to be assumed to have some validity. Is evil one thing you’re? Or is it something you do? My ache is constant and sharp and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I need my ache to be inflicted on others. I would like no one to flee. However even after admitting this—and I’ve countless instances, in nearly each act I’ve committed—and coming face-to-face with these truths, there isn’t a catharsis. I achieve no deeper knowledge about myself, no new understanding may be extracted from my telling. There has been no cause for me to let you know any of this. This confession has meant nothing….”



Sepp Blatter says protests could make blameless FIFA question Brazil as World Cup host


FIFA president Teflon Sepp Blatter has pointed a hypocritical finger squarely at the Brazilian government as he addressed the 2014 World Cup host nation’s civil unrest that his organization helped trigger. From the beginning of this summer’s Confederations Cup, outrage over the cost of two FIFA tournaments combined with mounting anger over government corruption led to massive protests throughout Brazil spanning the entirety of the competition. Though many of these protests took place in and around the stadiums FIFA occupied, Blatter is maintaing his usual complete lack of awareness on the matter.

From the AP:

“If this happens again, we have to question whether we made the wrong decision awarding the hosting rights,” Blatter told German press agency DPA on Wednesday.

FIFA spoke with the Brazilian government after the Confederations Cup, and Blatter said he’ll discuss the issue again with Brazil President Dilma Rousseff in September.

“We didn’t do a political debriefing, but we did emphasize the fact of this social unrest being there for the entire duration of the Confederations Cup,” he said. “The government is now aware that next year the World Cup shouldn’t be disturbed.”

Heaven forbid anything disrupt FIFA’s host-nation funded corporate cash-grab. I mean, we need to have priorities here. Forget the vital social and economic issues that affect an entire nation. FIFA’s traveling circus — incapable of any wrongdoing — comes first.

“It’s not we who have to learn lessons from the protests in Brazil – politics in Brazil have to do that,” said Blatter, adding that “FIFA cannot be held responsible” for social problems in the country.

Nevermind the fact that FIFA’s uncompromising demands for expensive stadium and infrastructure improvements have been a drain on national economies around the world, leaving white elephants in their wake. Or that their demands for a sanitized atmosphere have led to the destruction of poor neighborhoods and forceful eviction residents in both South Africa and Brazil.

Though governments should be able to refuse FIFA’s requirements, to say that “FIFA cannot be held responsible” for the situations they demand being carried out is, well, exactly what we’ve come to expect from an organization that has grown accustomed to doing whatever it pleases wherever it pleases.


Sepp Blatter pledges $100M to Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter responded Friday to criticism of the cost of staging the World Cup in Brazil by pledging to give at least $100 million from profits back to the country.

Soccer’s governing body gave South Africa $100 million to invest in development projects following the 2010 World Cup, but had not previously said it would establish a similar ”social fund” after the 2014 tournament to Brazil.

The Confederations Cup, a World Cup warmup event, has been marred by protesters denouncing billions of dollars spent to host the World Cup – money some say should be going toward improving public services.

”We have left a legacy (in South Africa), a special fund of $100 million, this fund is controlled by the Football (Association) of (South) Africa, the government of South Africa and FIFA,” Blatter said during a news conference. ”I am sure an amount like that, or even higher, will be possible to have here… The aim from FIFA is not to take profit out of the country, but to put into the country.”

Blatter said he can ”understand this social unrest” in Brazil while the tournament has been taking place.

The demonstrations took off earlier this month over a 10-cent hike in bus and subway fare in Sao Paulo and morphed into a mass, nationwide movement voicing public dissatisfaction with a range of issues such as government corruption, poor education, health care and spending on the World Cup.

The government is projecting that $13.3 billion will be spent on stadiums, airport renovations and other projects for the World Cup, with an estimated $3.5 billion on the 12 venues.

As violence escalated in the streets near to Confederations Cup matches, with protesters clashing with police, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said her government would start to invest in projects the public had been demanding.

”They have promised to change – this is not our problem, this is a political problem, but something will be changed,” Blatter said. ”Then the World Cup will have this platform when finally this can be delivered. It’s all a question of patience and a question of trust and confidence.”

Blatter also expressed ”trust and confidence” in how the authorities coped with ”some uncomfortable situations we have witnessed” during the Confederations Cup, declining to comment on the police firing tear gas and rubber bullets at some protesters.

Blatter, though, expects soccer to help unite the nation, and Brazil will lift the Confederations Cup on Sunday if it can beat reigning world and European champion Spain.

”Hope is one of the elements of football.. we play football nowadays in all perturbed countries in all the world,” Blatter said. ”And not only in the perturbed countries where there are many (security) situations, like in Syria or in Afghanistan where we play football, but also (where) there is some social unrest.

”Look at European countries, there is social unrest – there are demonstrations in Portugal, France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Greece.”

The extent of the public anger was clear to Blatter at the opening match of the Confederations Cup between Brazil and Japan, with fans loudly jeered him and Rousseff.

Blatter said he did not know if the president would attend Sunday’s final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, and the Brazilian government told The Associated Press: ”We do not have that information.”