Posts Tagged Political and civil unrest

What would happen if Western powers boycotted World Cup?

Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, right, with UEFA President Michel Platini, left, after announcing his withdrawal during the 65th FIFA Congress at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015. Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term on Friday after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — What would happen if Sepp Blatter hosts a World Cup and most of Europe, several South American powers and the United States don’t show up?

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Indiana reconciles with 10 players who boycotted in ’69

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana says it has reconciled with and welcomed back 10 football players who boycotted the last three games in 1969 because the coaching staff would not adequately address their concerns about unequal treatment on the basis of race.

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European soccer official John Delaney of Ireland says UEFA will not boycott FIFA congress

ZURICH (AP) — European soccer official John Delaney of Ireland says UEFA will not boycott FIFA congress.

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UEFA calls for postponement of FIFA elections

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — UEFA says the election scheduled Friday to elect FIFA’s president should be postponed and that it will consider boycotting this week’s FIFA congress following the arrests of soccer officials in Zurich.

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