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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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After announcing that he’ll be again running for election to continue as FIFA’s despot president, Sepp Blatter wrote a surprising tweet this afternoon, that was just a tad on the rich and ironic side.Perhaps seeking to reinvent himself and clean up his image of a crooked fat cat, Blatter wrote:”Everyone in the global football community has a responsibility to act ethically. Football fans rightly demand this.FIFA has taken the le ...
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The dictionary defines “irony” as “the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.” FIFA President Sepp Blatter might want to study up on its meaning, according to many soccer fans, next time he decides to tweet on behalf of one world’s most scandal-embroiled organization ...
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Just when you thought Sepp Blatter couldn’t get any more shameless, the FIFA president spews an outrageous line about the federation being at the forefront of ethics.Posting on Twitter, Blatter tweeted: “Everyone in the global football community has a responsibility to act ethically. Football fans rightly demand this. FIFA has taken the lead.”He also said: “FIFA’s reform process gives us a framework for the future that I believe WILL ...
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The right to challenge a decision may work in tennis but managers would use it willy-nilly and is it the most pressing concern for Sepp Blatter and world footballs governing body? Trial may take place at Under-20 Wor ...
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