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Keep It Short And Sweet: Notable Tweets Of 2013, Part II

FIFA's SEPP BLATTER: "In my address to the CAF Congress, I put a special focus on FIFA's fight against racism. We must eradicate this scourge!"

Reuters' KAROLOS GROHMANN: "The #Hoeness tax evasion affair will have a major effect on #FCBayern even if #Sammer denies it. Hoenes is the face/soul of Bayern."

ESPN's DARREN ROVELL: "Great year and half at the top level for melting pot in sports: Owner of Pakistani descent in NFL, now owner of Indian descent in NBA."

BBC's PHIL MCNULTY: "The new Maracana actually has the appearance and colour scheme of Kiev's Olympic Stadium - but this is still a magical place."

TV presenter GARY LINEKER: "If Messi is not incarcerated in Spain I fancy in 13 months time Argentina may well be World champions."

The AP's STEPHEN WADE: "Note to fifa: getting around recife a nightmare. New stad an hour from center thru pot-holed traffic inferno."

Reuters' ANDREW DOWNIE: "Stadium not even half full for Nigeria-Uruguay in #Salvador. Fans reportedly can't get past the protests outside. #Confedschaos"

Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee President & CEO DMITRY CHERNYSHENKO: "Our ambition to conquer Space 1st time ever in the Olympic history becomes reality. #Sochi2014's Torch Relay will reach the open space!"

TV presenter GARY LINEKER: "Reports that Messi has settled with the tax authorities and will pay €15m...the highest ever for a footballer. Can't stop breaking records."

London Times' KEVIN EASON: "Wow. I see that Man Utd has announced Aeroflot as their official carrier. Wow. They have obviously never flown Aeroflot"

ABC Grandstand's Senior Sport Broadcaster CLINT WHEELDON: "One of the many impressive things about the Tour de France riders is how they restrain themselves from punching some of the spectators."

LIGA MX: "¡Le damos la bienvenida a @BBVABancomer! ¡Una alianza que fortalecerá cada una de las áreas de nuestro Futbol! #LigaBancomerMX" ("We welcome BBVA Bancomer! An alliance that will strengthen every area of our football! #LigaBancomerMX")

ESPN's ADRIAN HEALEY: "Most of the football world (except EPL) takes a winter (Dec/Jan) break. Why not play a World Cup then? Players would be fresher.."

London Daily Telegraph's PAUL HAYWARD: "The Football League will be on Sky Sports until 2018 and is now sponsored by Sky Bet. TV and bookmaking: a very modern marriage."