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Lugano lifts spirits at West Brom as Everton miss out

Musa Okwonga: Hurricane Blatter meets English tumbleweed

Two of the Premier League’s biggest stars are alleged to have made racist comments. With these cases pending, it’s easy to see why the Premier League released such a colourless statement.

Beckham has joined the chorus of disapproval over Blatter's comments

David Beckham calls Sepp Blatter remarks 'appalling'

FIFA president Sepp Blatter's controversial comments that there is no racism in soccer are appalling, former England captain David Beckham said yesterday.

Blatter sees no reason why he should resign

Sepp Blatter says sorry for racism remarks

FIFA president Sepp Blatter today said he "deeply regretted" his comments about racism in football and issued an apology - but was adamant he would not resign.

There is a strong case for the impeachment of Sepp Blatter

James Lawton: Selective morality puts FA in danger of hypocrisy

Sepp Blatter understands everything about the value of money and nothing about racism

The Uruguayan FA - and Gus Poyet - have leapt to the defence of Luis Suarez

Suarez 'only has himself to blame' for storm over alleged slur

Striker had chance to apologise, says Kick It Out – but Poyet accuses Evra of 'crying like a baby'

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says what little racism occurs
can be solved by a handshake

'Barmy', 'laughable', 'disbelieving': The reaction to Sepp Blatter comments

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy today branded FIFA president Sepp Blatter's comments on racism as "barmy" and called for him to resign.

Blatter's latest remarks, which have been met with widespread condemnation:

Sepp Blatter gaffes and outbursts

Fifa president Sepp Blatter said yesterday that racism in football does not exist, and that any altercations on the pitch where racist language is used could be resolved by a handshake.

England out to 'destroy' Fifa presidency, claims Blatter

Sepp Blatter has claimed that England tried to "destroy" the Fifa presidency through the Football Association's attempts to delay his unopposed re-election in June.

Club v country row brewing ahead of World Cup draw

England's low-key delegation for the 2014 World Cup draw were due to arrive in Rio today amid a growing club-versus-country row that FIFA president Sepp Blatter could do without on the eve of one of his organisation's most important occasions.

Premier League poised for goal-line technology

Goal-line technology could be used in the Premier League as early as the start of the 2012-13 season.

Bin Hammam: they will find me guilty

Mohamed Bin Hammam believes Fifa has already decided to find him guilty of bribery allegations but has vowed to clear his name of any wrongdoing.

Inside Lines: Pots and kettles: Why slippery Sepp Blatter will be smirking today

Buried beneath the mound of Murray mania and Haye hysteria was a news item which no doubt brought a smirk to the faces of Sepp Blatter and his erstwhile sidekick Jack Warner.

'Overwhelming' body of evidence against Fifa's Bin Hammam

Fifa's investigation into corruption claims made against Mohamed Bin Hammam, the man who sought to unseat Sepp Blatter as president, has concluded that there is "comprehensive and overwhelming" evidence against the Qatari.

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