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Sepp Blatter: Own goals ... in his very own words

Published 17/11/2011 | 12:02

‘’Let the women play in more feminine clothes like they do in volleyball. They could, for example, have tighter shorts."

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Blatter's on women footballers

"I think in football, there's too much modern slavery, in transferring players or buying players here and there, and putting them somewhere."

Blatter on Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer saga from Man Utd to Real

"Listen, this is a special approach in the Anglo-Saxon countries. If this had happened in let's say Latin countries then I think he would have been applauded.

Blatter on John Terry's alleged affair in February 2010

"In France they have an expression 'l'appetit vient mangeant' [the appetite comes with eating]. It means when you are at a good table you like to eat more and more and more. And this is the success story of the Premier League."

Blatter on the Premier League attracting all the best talent

I'd say they [gay fans] should refrain from any sexual activities. "

Blatter's response on the 2022 World Cup staged in a country where homosexuality is illegal

"It can also be dangerous. It can be likely to hang somebody."

Blatter on football's greatest problem, the snood

"I would say it is a little surprising that the motherland of football has ignored a sacrosanct law or belief that the national team manager should be from the same country as the players. I have never seen Italy, Germany, Brazil or Argentina with a coach from another country."

Blatter on the English game

"This committee will strengthen our credibility and give us a new image in terms of transparency. I will take care of it personally, to ensure there is no corruption at Fifa."

Blatter on investigating, well, Blatter

"Crisis? What is a crisis? If one of you can describe to me what a crisis is, I can answer. We are not in crisis, just some difficulties. The difficulties will be solved, and solved inside our family."

Blatter dismisses questions of Fifa's credibility during recent corruption scandal

"But also the [player] who is affected by [racism], he should say that this is a game. We are in a game, and at the end of the game, we shake hands, and this can happen, because we have worked so hard against racism and discrimination. "

Blatter's response to racism on the pitch



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