Tag: Sepp Blatter

Sepp Blatter
Awarding World Cup to Qatar was a mistake, says former FIFA chief Blatter

Qatar is facing a lot of criticism over its stance on same-sex relationships, human rights records and the treatment of migrant workers.

  • Wednesday, 09 November 2022
Former FIFA chief Blatter accused of sexual assault

Lisbon: Former US women’s team goalkeeper Hope Solo has rocked the football world with allegations of sexual harassment against former FIFA President Sepp Blatter. In an interview to Portuguese publication Expreso, Hope alleged that Blatter had touched her inappropriately during the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in January 2013. According to Solo, the incident happened just […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Sepp Blatter stands down as FIFA president

Zurich: FIFA president Sepp Blatter yesterday announced he will step down from world football’s governing body amid a corruption scandal, and also called for an extraordinary congress “as early as possible” at which a successor will be elected. The Swiss announced his decision at a hastily-arranged press conference yesterday after his secretary-general Jerome Valcke was […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
FIFA scandal: Sepp Blatter slams US interference

Beijing: Re-elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter blasted at the tactics used by the US anti-corruption investigators, saying the arrests two days ago were timed to interfere with Zurich congress, a media report said today. Seven out of 14 senior officials and sports marketing executives charged by the US prosecutors of corruption and bribery were arrested […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021