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50 Most Influential: Sepp Blatter
Published December 9, 2013, Page 27
CHANGE FROM 2012: NOT RANKED
Controversy always seems to surround the FIFA president, but there is no argument that he is one of the most powerful figures in sports. While everything about the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been questioned — from allegations of bribes and financial mismanagement to whether the tournament schedule should be moved to avoid the hot climate — Blatter and his organization are preparing for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.