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Brazil protests will calm down, Blatter hopes

Jun 19 2013, 2:33am CDT | by

Rio de Janeiro, June 19 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter denied that the Confederations Cup and World Cup are the causes for mass protests across Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro, June 19 — FIFA president Sepp Blatter denied that the Confederations Cup and World Cup are the causes for mass protests across Brazil. Demonstrations, which began last week in...

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Brazil protests will calm down, Blatter hopes

Jun 19 2013, 2:33am CDT | by

Rio de Janeiro, June 19 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter denied that the Confederations Cup and World Cup are the causes for mass protests across Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro, June 19 — FIFA president Sepp Blatter denied that the Confederations Cup and World Cup are the causes for mass protests across Brazil.

Demonstrations, which began last week in response to rise in public transport fares, have turned into a nation-wide rally against bad governance and corruption, reports Xinhua.

Many marchers expressed their anger at the billions of dollars spent on new football stadiums for next year's World Cup instead of improvements to the country's precarious public services like hospitals, schools and transport.

"I hope that the protests will calm down," Blatter said during a press conference Tuesday.

"Brazil is a country that prides itself on freedom. I can understand that the people are unhappy. But football is here to bring people together, build bridges, bring happiness and hope.

"Brazil asked us to host the World Cup. We didn't impose the World Cup on Brazil. It's obvious that we had to build stadiums. But they aren't the only thing needed for a World Cup. There are also roads, hotels, airports and many things that remain as a legacy."

Blatter said he was confident the protests would not affect the Confederations Cup, a World Cup warmup event currently being played in six Brazilian cities.

The 77-year-old Swiss admitted he had discussed the situation with Brazil's sports minister Aldo Rebelo.

"This is a matter for the Brazilian government and the governments of the specific regions," Blatter said. "It's up to them to resolve it. The only thing we can do is offer great football in beautiful stadiums so that people can enjoy themselves.

"I don't know that the government has planned but I am confident that the protests will not affect the Confederations Cup."

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Real Madrid coach Ancelotti: Blatter should SHUT HIS MOUTH!

Oct 29 2014 7:53pm CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has slammed FIFA president Sepp Blatter over reports of his endorsement of Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer for the Ballon d'Or. NO, This articl ...
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Ancelotti retracts Blatter criticism

Oct 29 2014 7:43pm CDT | Source: Soccerway

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti retracted his criticism of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, blaming misinterpretation of a ...
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Ancelotti retracts Blatter criticism

Oct 29 2014 7:43pm CDT | Source: Soccer News

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti retracted his criticism of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, blaming misinterpretation of a question. Prior to [ ...
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Ancelotti: I want to clarify what I said about Blatter

Oct 29 2014 4:25pm CDT | Source: inside spanish football

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti praised the professionalism of his team, as they secured a comfortable 1-4 victory away at Cornellà in the Copa del Rey first-leg match. He also took the time to clarify his comments about FIFA president Sepp Blatter, which were caused by his misinterpretation ...
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Even Carlo Ancelotti Wishes Sepp Blatter Would Shut The Fuck Up

Oct 29 2014 2:08pm CDT | Source: Deadspin

FIFA has released its Ballon d'Or shortlist, which means Sepp Blatter can take time away from his day job of punching up FIFA propaganda and gets to enjoy some of that media facetime he loves so much. Like you, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti would prefer Sepp ...
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Jorge Valdano Comments on Lionel Messi's Ability to Influence Games

Oct 29 2014 11:53am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Former Real Madrid player Jorge Valdano does not think that Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has the same ability to influence games as he once did.    The 1986 Argentinian World Cup winner Valdano believes that the impact of his compatriot has become less significant and opposition players are less surprised by his movement in front of goal.Talking to Radio Marca (h/t Sport), the 59-year-old also que ...
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'It is impossible to shut Sepp Blatter up'

Oct 29 2014 8:05am CDT | Source: Espn.co.uk

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has said it is impossible to keep FIFA president Sepp Blatter quiet, while backing Cristiano Ronaldo to win this year's Ballon ...
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Ancelotti slams Blatter´s Ballon d´Or comments

Oct 29 2014 6:22am CDT | Source: Soccerway

Carlo Ancelotti has hit out at FIFA president Sepp Blatter over his claim Manuel Neuer should win the Ballon d'Or, not Cristiano Ronald ...
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Ancelotti: Blatter can’t keep his mouth shut, it’s the year of Cristiano

Oct 29 2014 6:15am CDT | Source: inside spanish football

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti had some stern words about comments from FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who has suggested German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer deserves to win the Ballón d’Or, before turning attention to tonight’s Copa del Rey encounter with UE Cornellà. Carlo Ancelotti began his pre-match press call on Wednesday morning, expressin ...
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World Cup 2018 Logo Revealed...in Space

Oct 28 2014 4:24pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

With the dust well and truly settled on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, FIFA are already looking ahead to their showpiece event in 2018. President Sepp Blatter is in Russia to see the host nation's progress and to help reveal the tournament's official logo. Keeping things nice and low key, the new design was launched on Tuesday...by cosmonauts in space. Down on earth, the logo has already inspired plenty of discussion on social media, with ...
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