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  • Blatter could still perform a U-turn and stand again

    June 15, 2015 | 12:57 pm

    Sepp Blatter could still perform a U-turn on his promise to stand down as FIFA president, a former adviser said on Monday, while FIFA did not directly deny the possibility.

    Klaus Stoehlker, who advised Blatter during the recent election campaign, told Sky News that Blatter could...

  • Blatter rocks world soccer by quitting FIFA amid scandal

    June 2, 2015 | 12:13 pm

    Sepp Blatter rocked the world of soccer on Tuesday by unexpectedly quitting as FIFA president in the face of a corruption investigation that has plunged the game's governing body into the worst crisis in its history.

    Blatter, 79, announced the decision at a hastily arranged news...

  • World soccer rocked as top FIFA officials held in U.S., Swiss graft cases

    May 27, 2015 | 8:48 am

    Seven of the most powerful figures in global soccer faced extradition to the United States on corruption charges after their arrest on Wednesday in Switzerland, where authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.

    The world's...

  • Palestinians reject Israeli soccer proposal, pushing ahead with suspension vote

    May 20, 2015 | 8:40 am

    The Palestinian Football Association rejected an Israeli proposal to address its grievances and will move forward with a motion to expel Israel from international soccer play.

    The Palestinian group plans to introduce a motion to expel Israel from international competition at the...

  • FIFA’s Blatter sketches compromise in Israeli-Palestinian dispute

    May 20, 2015 | 6:53 am

    The head of world soccer's governing body said on Wednesday Israel had proposed easing travel restrictions for Palestinian players but the head of the Palestine FA insisted he would pursue a move to have Israel suspended from FIFA.

    After meeting Palestinian Authority President...

  • Blatter proposes holding Israeli-Palestinian ‘peace match’

    May 19, 2015 | 1:48 pm

    FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, visiting the Middle East to try to persuade the Palestine FA (PFA) to drop a proposal to suspend Israel from the world body, on Tuesday proposed a peace match between their national teams.

    Blatter appeared at a news conference in Jerusalem after meeting...

  • Blatter fears Israel vote could set dangerous precedent

    May 15, 2015 | 10:18 am

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter is worried that a dangerous precedent will be set if the Palestinian Authority goes ahead and asks for a vote to suspend Israel at the annual Congress of soccer's governing body on May 29.

    Blatter, who is standing for re-election at the Congress, said...

  • Blatter sad after Israeli soldiers enter Palestine Football Association headquarters

    November 25, 2014 | 10:20 am

    The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) reacted angrily on Tuesday and FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he was saddened after Israeli soldiers entered the headquarters of the Palestine Football Association (PFA).

    "FIFA President Blatter was very sad to learn about an incident...

  • FIFA to help solve Palestinian sports dispute with Israel

    May 29, 2013 | 10:07 am

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter promised Palestinians on Wednesday that soccer's world governing body would help put an end to the long-running problems with Israel that severely restrict sport in the territories.

    Blatter, who went to the region two years ago to try to help improve...