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World Cup in Brazil could be mistake: Blatter
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World Cup in Brazil could be mistake: Blatter

Jul 18 2013, 9:12am CDT | by

Rio de Janeiro, July 18 (IANS) FIFA President Sepp Blatter said it may have been a mistake to choose Brazil to host next year's World Cup.

Rio de Janeiro, July 18 — FIFA President Sepp Blatter said it may have been a mistake to choose Brazil to host next year's World Cup. His comments follow nationwide unrest during last month's...

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World Cup in Brazil could be mistake: Blatter

Jul 18 2013, 9:12am CDT | by

Rio de Janeiro, July 18 (IANS) FIFA President Sepp Blatter said it may have been a mistake to choose Brazil to host next year's World Cup.

Rio de Janeiro, July 18 — FIFA President Sepp Blatter said it may have been a mistake to choose Brazil to host next year's World Cup.

His comments follow nationwide unrest during last month's Confederations Cup in which hundreds of thousands of Brazilians expressed anger that public money was being spent on stadiums instead of vital services like health, transport and education, reports Xinhua.

Blatter said Wednesday he planned to raise his concerns with Brazil president Dilma Rousseff in September.

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

"The government is now aware that next year the World Cup shouldn't be disturbed. To me, these protests were like alarm bells for the government, the senate, the parliament.

"They should work on it so that this is not going to happen again. Though protests, if peaceful, are part of democracy and therefore have to be accepted, we are convinced the government, and especially the president, will find the words and the actions to prevent a repeat. They have a year to do so."

Meanwhile Blatter revealed he would ask the governing body's executive committee to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter.

The request comes amid concerns for the safety of players and fans in summer temperatures that can reach 50 degrees celsius.

The move is expected to draw opposition from European leagues, which would require a major fixture overhaul to accommodate a winter tournament.

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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 article does not meet Newsnow gu ...
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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 ...
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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. Prio ...
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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 misinterp ...
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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 w ...
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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 questioned Barca boss Luis Enrique's decision this season to play Messi in ...
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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 Ba ...
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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 Crist ...
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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 c ...
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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 users claim ...
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