Sepp Blatter: Soccer's Beset Boss

Soccer's Beset Boss

Imagine having U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's job--with the only difference being that member countries care more viscerally about the decisions you make. Joseph (Sepp) Blatter, 68, the president of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), rules over the globe's most popular sport and its unruly passions. Soccer is often called "the simple game" or the "beautiful game," but its administration is neither. FIFA deals with issues ranging from wars, riots, corruption and citizenship to the proper application of the offside rule. And that was just last Sunday. FIFA's top spot is easily one of the world's most influential nongovernmental jobs--and...

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