Posts Tagged FIFA World Cup

Blatter set to polarize opinion for 4 more years at FIFA

FIFA President  Sepp Blatter attends a press conference in Jerusalem, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Blatter said Tuesday he is on a “mission of peace” to resolve tensions between the Israeli and Palestinian soccer federations in hopes of staving off a Palestinian bid to oust Israel from the world governing body. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

GENEVA (AP) — Sepp Blatter divides opinion so much even his opponents are charmed by him.

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Scolari out of a job, without many supporters in Brazil

In this July 9, 2014 file photo, Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gestures during a press conference in Teresopolis, Brazil. Almost a year after the loss to Germany on what he called the "worst day" of his career, Scolari still hasn't regained the trust of local fans. He failed in his first job after the World Cup debacle: a stint with Gremio that ended with his resignation on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, just two matches into the Brazilian league season. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Not long ago, Luiz Felipe Scolari was seen as an indisputable hero in Brazil. Most agreed he was the perfect coach to lead the national team at the home World Cup.

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Scolari out of a job, without many supporters in Brazil

In this July 9, 2014 file photo, Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gestures during a press conference in Teresopolis, Brazil. Almost a year after the loss to Germany on what he called the "worst day" of his career, Scolari still hasn't regained the trust of local fans. He failed in his first job after the World Cup debacle: a stint with Gremio that ended with his resignation on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, just two matches into the Brazilian league season. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Not long ago, Luiz Felipe Scolari was seen as an indisputable hero in Brazil. Most agreed he was the perfect coach to lead the national team at the home World Cup.

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FIFA scandals while Sepp Blatter has been president

In this Monday June 8, 1998 file photo, Switzerland's Sepp Blatter, left, and Swedish UEFA president Lennart Johansson hold a replica of the World Cup trophy in Paris, after Blatter defeated Johansson and was elected FIFA president, the world 's soccer governing body. Sepp Blatter's widely expected re-election on May 29, 2015 as president of soccer's world governing body for a fifth term has seldom seemed a real contest. His hold on the top job is so secure that Blatter published no manifesto, declined to debate opponents and rarely engaged with media worldwide. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has been routinely called “scandal-plagued” for much of Sepp Blatter’s 17-year presidential reign.

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Previous FIFA Presidential Elections

FIFA President  Sepp Blatter attends a press conference in Jerusalem, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Blatter said Tuesday he is on a “mission of peace” to resolve tensions between the Israeli and Palestinian soccer federations in hopes of staving off a Palestinian bid to oust Israel from the world governing body. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter would certainly argue that being president of FIFA is the best job in sports. Becoming FIFA president is one of the hardest.

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