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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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UK Deputy PM opposed to Russia hosting WC

Jul 26 2014 7:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for "belligerent behaviour" in the Ukraine crisis. While calling for tougher sanctions against Russia, Nick Clegg told The Sunday Times newspaper that it is "unthinkable" for President Vladmir Putin to have the opportunity to exploit football’s biggest sporting event to enhance his own status. ...
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UK Deputy PM opposed to Russia hosting WC

Jul 26 2014 7:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for "belligerent behaviour" in the Ukraine crisis. While calling for tougher sanctions against Russia, Nick Clegg told The Sunday Times newspaper that it is "unthinkable" for President Vladmir Putin to have the opportunity to exploit football’s biggest sporting event to enhance his own status. Cle ...
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UK Deputy PM opposed to Russia hosting WC

Jul 26 2014 7:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for "belligerent behaviour" in the Ukraine crisis. While calling for tougher sanctions against Russia, Nick Clegg told The Sunday Times newspaper that it is "unthinkable" for President Vladmir Putin to have the opportunity to exploit football’s biggest sp ...
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UK Deputy PM opposed to Russia hosting WC

Jul 26 2014 7:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for "belligerent behaviour" in the Ukraine crisis. While calling for tougher sanctions against Russia, Nick Clegg told The Sunday Times newspaper that it is "unthinkable" for President Vladmir Putin to have the opportunity to exploit football’s biggest sporting event to enhance his own status. Clegg’s inter ...
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UK Deputy PM opposed to Russia hosting WC

Jul 26 2014 7:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for "belligerent behaviour" in the Ukraine crisis. While calling for tougher sanctions against Russia, Nick Clegg told The Sunday Times newspaper that it is "unthinkable" for President Vladmir Putin to have the opportunity to exploit football’s biggest sporting event to enhance his own status. Clegg’s intervent ...
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4 days ago

UK Deputy PM opposed to Russia hosting WC

Jul 26 2014 7:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for "belligerent behaviour" in the Ukraine crisis. While calling for tougher sanctions against Russia, Nick Clegg told The Sunday Times newspaper that it is "unthinkable" for President Vladmir Putin to have the opportunity to exploit football’s biggest spor ...
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Blatter and Emir of Qatar discuss labour rights for World Cup projects

Jul 24 2014 8:34am CDT | Source: Sportcal.com

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter Relishing Seeing Luis Suarez In Action Following Liverpool to Barcelona Move

Jul 16 2014 4:01am CDT | Source: insidefutbol

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has revealed that he cannot wait to see Luis Suarez back in action in Barcelona colours. ...
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Lionel Messi Becomes 5th Straight Golden Ball Winner Not to Win World Cup

Jul 15 2014 2:39pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Argentina forward Lionel Messi continued a surprising trend over the weekend, becoming the fifth consecutive winner of the World Cup's Golden Ball who did not come from the tournament-winning side, per ESPN's Paul Carr. The prize was little consolation for Messi, who played an excellent tournament on the whole but failed to make his mark on Sunday's final. He had to accept the trophy on the pitch at Maracana Stadium, just minutes after watching the German players celeb ...
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World Cup ends with high audiences in the Americas as Blatter praises Brazil but has concerns over Russia

Jul 15 2014 9:26am CDT | Source: Sportcal.com

World Cup ends with high audiences in the Americas as Blatter praises Brazil but has conce ...
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