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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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Aug 19 2014 7:15am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MOSCOW — Russia is resisting demands from FIFA to reduce the number of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup from 12 to 10. FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who said last month that two of the 12 planned stadiums could be cut, was in Sochi over the weekend to discuss the issue with Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko. "The conception, under which 12 stadiums in 11 cities will host World Cup matches, is not being changed," Mu ...
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Russia not reducing number of stadiums for WC

Aug 19 2014 7:15am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MOSCOW — Russia is resisting demands from FIFA to reduce the number of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup from 12 to 10. FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who said last month that two of the 12 planned stadiums could be cut, was in Sochi over the weekend to discuss the issue with Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko. "The conception, under which 12 stadiums in 11 cities will host World Cup matches, is not being changed, ...
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Russia not reducing number of stadiums for WC

Aug 19 2014 7:15am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MOSCOW — Russia is resisting demands from FIFA to reduce the number of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup from 12 to 10. FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who said last month that two of the 12 planned stadiums could be cut, was in Sochi over the weekend to discuss the issue with Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko. "The conception, under which 12 stadiums in 11 cities will host World Cup matches, is not being changed," Mutko said, ac ...
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Russia not reducing number of stadiums for WC

Aug 19 2014 7:15am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MOSCOW — Russia is resisting demands from FIFA to reduce the number of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup from 12 to 10. FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who said last month that two of the 12 planned stadiums could be cut, was in Sochi over the weekend to discuss the issue with Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko. "The conception, under which 12 stadiums in 11 cities will host World Cup matches, is not being changed," Mutko s ...
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Aug 8 2014 7:16am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Luis Suarez has arrived at world sport’s highest court to appeal his ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup. The Uruguay and Barcelona forward did not speak with reporters on arriving at the Court of Arbitration for Sport with his lawyers on Friday. FIFA lawyers also declined comment heading into court for an expected four-hour hearing. Suarez is trying to persuade a three-member CAS panel to reduce his ban of four months from all football act ...
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Suarez arrives for beginning of appeal hearing

Aug 8 2014 7:16am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Luis Suarez has arrived at world sport’s highest court to appeal his ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup. The Uruguay and Barcelona forward did not speak with reporters on arriving at the Court of Arbitration for Sport with his lawyers on Friday. FIFA lawyers also declined comment heading into court for an expected four-hour hearing. Suarez is trying to persuade a three-member CAS panel to reduce his ban of four months from all ...
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Suarez arrives for beginning of appeal hearing

Aug 8 2014 7:16am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Luis Suarez has arrived at world sport’s highest court to appeal his ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup. The Uruguay and Barcelona forward did not speak with reporters on arriving at the Court of Arbitration for Sport with his lawyers on Friday. FIFA lawyers also declined comment heading into court for an expected four-hour hearing. Suarez is trying to persuade a three-member CAS panel to reduce his ban o ...
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Suarez arrives for beginning of appeal hearing

Aug 8 2014 7:16am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Luis Suarez has arrived at world sport’s highest court to appeal his ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup. The Uruguay and Barcelona forward did not speak with reporters on arriving at the Court of Arbitration for Sport with his lawyers on Friday. FIFA lawyers also declined comment heading into court for an expected four-hour hearing. Suarez is trying to persuade a three-member CAS panel to reduce his ban of four ...
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Suarez arrives for beginning of appeal hearing

Aug 8 2014 7:16am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Luis Suarez has arrived at world sport’s highest court to appeal his ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup. The Uruguay and Barcelona forward did not speak with reporters on arriving at the Court of Arbitration for Sport with his lawyers on Friday. FIFA lawyers also declined comment heading into court for an expected four-hour hearing. Suarez is trying to persuade a three-member CAS panel to reduce hi ...
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