Latest Sepp Blatter News

US soccer journalist Grant Wahl dies at World Cup

Dec. 10, 2022 17:23 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Grant Wahl, an American journalist who helped grow the popularity of soccer in the U.S. and reported on some of the biggest stories in the sport, died Saturday while covering a World Cup match between Argentina and the Netherlands. He was 49. Wahl fell back in...

FIFA revenue hits $7.5B for current World Cup period

Nov. 20, 2022 10:03 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA earned record revenues of $7.5 billion in the four years of commercial deals tied to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the governing body of soccer said Sunday. The last three sponsors — two American and one from the Middle East — were announced hours before...

Infantino unopposed to get 4 more years as FIFA president

Nov. 17, 2022 16:05 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino is getting four more years in charge of soccer's governing body after no candidate stepped up to challenge him. FIFA said Thursday the 52-year-old Swiss lawyer was the only person to enter the race by the time the deadline passed...

Philipp Lahm says it was 'mistake' to award WCup to Qatar

Nov. 13, 2022 08:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Seven days before the World Cup is due to start in Qatar, former Germany captain Philipp Lahm says it was “a mistake” to award the tournament to the Gulf Arab country. Lahm, who is head of Germany’s organizing committee for the 2024 European Championship, wrote...

Blatter says picking Qatar as World Cup host was a 'mistake'

Nov. 08, 2022 07:46 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Picking Qatar to host the World Cup was a mistake 12 years ago, FIFA’s president at the time Sepp Blatter said Tuesday, again citing a meeting between Nicolas Sarkozy and Michel Platini for swaying key votes. The 86-year-old Blatter spoke with the Swiss newspaper...