FIFA has $1.2bn in reserves

2011-02-23 12:55

Khartoum - FIFA President Sepp Blatter says it has reserves of $1.2 billion (€875 million) thanks to the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa.

Blatter tells African football leaders that the financial results were better than the 2006 World Cup hosted by Germany.

He said more details of its success will be published next week in FIFA's annual report.

FIFA began the World Cup year with reserves of $1.06 billion (then €780 million).

FIFA said that money could sustain it for 18 months if a World Cup was canceled.

Blatter opened the Confederation of African Football assembly saying the continent should be proud of organising the World Cup which helped Africa find more pride and confidence.


  • ManOTMoment - 2011-02-23 13:11

    Nice .....and SA is 20 billion in dept...Thanks Sepp we owe you one!

  • - 2011-02-23 13:18

    See, I told you the World Cup was a rip-off and that SA was being raping, all while happily waving the flag. Now who has the last laugh? - 2011-02-23 13:21

      That should have been 'RAPED' -- ie, violated by a power-hungry, arrogant clique

  • Sisie - 2011-02-23 13:32

    I bet there are some people who would just love to get their greasy paws on the moola. Sepp Blatter probably the biggest con the world has ever seen.

  • blowup - 2011-02-23 14:43

    What type of salaries do FIFA staff get? $1,200,000,000.00÷(world cup every 4 years + 18mths)= $18,181,818.00 per month

  • tommy 2 - 2011-02-23 15:54


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