FIFA Accused Of Cover-Up Future Of Rio Olympic Golf Course Unclear UEFA Blocks EPL U21 Competition Plan Platini Criticizes FIFA Over Watch Probe Football Notes FIFA Orders Officials To Return Watches Pavegen Opens FirstPlayer-Powered Field Football Notes FFA Announces 'National Plan' For Football Berwick Worried About Independence Vote
Enter amount in full numerical value, without currency symbol or commas (ex: 3000000).
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD Global/July 1, 2013/International Football
FIFA President Sepp Blatter Says Brazil Protests Have Not Harmed Organization
Published July 1, 2013
DEFENDING HIS DECISION: BLOOMBERG's Tariq Panja reported Blatter "defended his decision to temporarily leave Brazil during the Confederations Cup" for an int'l youth football tournament in Turkey, saying that he was fulfilling his responsibilities. Blatter "surprised Brazilian officials by leaving after the opening games of the eight-team Confederations Cup." He said, "In no way could it be said that I escaped responsibility, on the contrary I accepted two responsibilities at the same time" (BLOOMBERG, 6/28).