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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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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 i ...
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6 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 sporting event to enhance his own stat ...
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6 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 sporting event to enhance his own status. Clegg’s intervention comes after som ...
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6 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 sporting ...
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6 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 spo ...
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6 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 sporting event to enhance his own status. Clegg’s intervention c ...
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1 week ago

Blatter and Emir of Qatar discuss labour rights for World Cup projects

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

Blatter and Emir of Qatar discuss labour rights for World Cup projec ...
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2 weeks ago

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 colour ...
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2 weeks ago

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 ...
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2 weeks ago

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 concerns over Russi ...
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