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Category: Football politics

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Plan to scrap FA Cup fifth-round replays is brought forward to this season

• FA makes move to reduce fixture congestion for top six sides• Fifth-round games will move to midweek from 2019-20 seasonPlans to scrap FA Cup fifth-round replays have been brought forward to include this season, the Football Association has announced…

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How can a sport worth billions spend just a pittance on fighting racism? | Daniel Taylor

As Herman Ouseley announces his impending retirement from Kick It Out after 25 years, a game that can gift Richard Scudamore £5m can surely fund the campaign properlyIt is probably a measure of the man – and the fact he would never draw attention to th…

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Toughness and corporate nous saw Glenn carry out a tough job well | David Conn

FA’s departing chief executive will leave through the revolving door in May but with the ruling body in a stronger positionOn top of the congratulatory statistics with which the Football Association showered Martin Glenn when announcing he will stand d…

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Martin Glenn resigns as chief executive of FA

CEO will leave after four years after 2018-19 seasonFootball Association chairman Greg Clarke pays tribute Martin Glenn has resigned as the Football Association’s chief executive and will leave his role at the end of this season.Glenn started in the jo…

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Hakeem Al-Araibi’s case is a true test of Fifa’s new human rights policy | Minky Worden

World football’s governing body has a responsibility to speak up in defence of the detained playerThe news refugee Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi was detained by the Thai authorities on a “red notice” by Interpol has rocked the sports world. A “r…

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Hakeem Al-Araibi’s case is a true test of Fifa’s new human rights policy | Minky Worden

World football’s governing body has a responsibility to speak up in defence of the detained playerThe news refugee Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi was detained by the Thai authorities on a “red notice” by Interpol has rocked the sports world. A “r…

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Former Fifa executive says he was offered large bribe for 2018 World Cup vote

Rafael Salguero’s claims revealed in unsealed documentsSays unnamed bid offered him ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars’A former Fifa executive said he was offered hundreds of thousands of dollars in return for his vote for the 2018 World Cup, newly rele…

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Viv Anderson: ‘When I saw the banana skin it hit me like a punch’

The situation for black players has improved so much since the 1980s but there is still a battle to be wonI watched the Arsenal-Tottenham game and the banana skin wasn’t something anyone really noticed at the time. Then there were replays that showed s…

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England win right to host Women’s European Championship in 2021

• FA’s choice of host cities sparks controversy• 16-team tournament will see final take place at WembleyEngland has won the right to stage the 2021 Women’s European Championship finals but the Football Association’s choice of proposed host cities and s…

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Richard Scudamore’s £5m tip might blow over but resentment will linger | Marina Hyde

Gordon Taylor’s largesse has superseded the furore over the outgoing Premier League chief executive’s retirement gift yet this level of boardroom excess is a slap in the face to fansA friend once stepped aboard a super-yacht hired by a super-rich, and …

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Conmebol asks Fifa to stage the World Cup every two years

• South American federation make proposal to Fifa• ‘Players could play four World Cups with a two-year cycle’Conmebol is lobbying Fifa to stage the World Cup every two years rather than every four, president Alejandro Domínguez confirmed on Friday.Havi…

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Premier League rejects FA proposal to increase homegrown quotas

• League says “no evidence” it would have a positive impact• FA wants to reduce overseas quota from 17 to 13The Premier League has reiterated its opposition to the introduction of new homegrown player quotas in the event of Brexit, insisting there is “…

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‘Football makes miracles’: Infantino still hopes Qatar will share 2022 World Cup

Fifa president persists with 48-team plan for 2022Expanded tournament would involve neighbouring countriesThe Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, is pressing ahead with the proposal to expand the 2022 World Cup from 32 teams to 48, which would mean match…

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Fifa ethics judge arrested in Malaysia on suspicion of corruption

• Judge releases Sundra Rajoo, who has diplomatic immunity• Rajoo resigns from Asian International Arbitration CentreA Fifa ethics committee judge was arrested in Malaysia on suspicion of corruption and resigned on Wednesday as director of an arbitrati…

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FA to push for cut on overseas players in Premier League regardless of Brexit

• Non-homegrown players would be reduced from 17 to 13• Clubs are anxious to avoid a struggle for work permitsThe Football Association will seek to cut the number of foreign players permitted in Premier League squads, even if the United Kingdom does no…

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Championship clubs ‘gravely concerned’ by EFL decision to sign new TV deal

• Statement says 19 clubs asked to discuss deal before agreement• ‘This was ignored’ says statement from unnamed clubsSeveral Championship clubs have expressed “grave” concern after the English Football League board approved a new long-term domestic br…

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EFL agrees new five-year £595m TV deal with Sky but risks wrath of clubs

• Some Championship clubs not keen on parts of proposed deal• Aston Villa, Derby and Leeds among clubs who voiced concernsThe English Football League has announced it has formally agreed to a five-year domestic broadcasting deal with Sky Sports worth £…

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More than 200 footballers endorse call for Gordon Taylor to step down at PFA

• Open letter calls for election of new PFA chief executive• Robbie Savage, Ian Wright and Chris Sutton among supportersAn open letter calling on the chief executive of the Professional Footballers Association, Gordon Taylor, to step down has been endo…

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Gordon Taylor faces challenge after call for independent review of PFA

• New chairman Ben Purkiss is seeking to modernise union• Former UK Athletics head Ed Warner in frame to lead reviewGordon Taylor is potentially facing his most serious challenge in his 37 years as the chief executive of the Professional Footballers As…

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Fifa’s youth transfers investigation: six key questions | Paul Wilson

What are Fifa’s rules on signing minors? Which clubs have fallen foul of them? And what are the consequences?No, Barcelona were handed a two window ban in 2014 for irregularities over the signing of players under the age of 18, when they had a number o…