rss

Category: Football politics

0

Was Infantino just too busy to get involved in freeing Hakeem al-Araibi? | Marina Hyde

Fifa has a new human rights policy, yet its president appears to have been too caught up with other things to help out a footballer jailed under false pretencesTo the middle east, where Fifa’s brilliant plan to bring peace via the medium of football co…

0

Re-elected Ceferin stresses Uefa opposition to European Super League

• Uefa congress confirms president’s unopposed election• Only five managers attended VAR briefing, claims CeferinAleksander Ceferin has emphasised his firm opposition to a breakaway club “super league”, and to Fifa’s currently shelved proposals for a r…

0

Hakeem al-Araibi’s detention not Sheikh Salman’s responsibility, AFC says

Asian Football Confederation, which has come under fire for failing to call for the refugee footballer’s release, says its president was recused from overseeing the region 18 months ago The Asian Football Confederation claims its president, Sheikh Salm…

0

Call for Fifa’s Salman al-Khalifa to step down if Hakeem al-Araibi is not freed

World Players Association questions why there has been no statement from the football body’s vice-president Sheikh Salman al-Khalifa should be disqualified from his positions as vice-president of Fifa and president of the Asian Football Confederation (…

0

Fifa urges Thailand to release Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

• Fifa says Araibi ‘at risk of mistreatment in his home country’• Araibi was arrested in Thailand on 27 NovemberFifa has urged Thailand’s government to immediately release the Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, who has been held in a Bangkok prison …

0

Why Hakeem al-Araibi’s plight is a test of the Olympic movement itself | Nikki Dryden

The IOC cannot watch from the sidelines as an Australian athlete risks a return to tortureIn the 50 days since Hakeem al-Araibi has been held in a Bangkok jail, global events for Olympic sports have continued. The Hockey World Cup and the World Swimmin…

0

Southampton’s Charlie Austin handed two-game ban for gesture to away fans

• Austin admits he made gesture to Manchester City fans• Troy Deeney charged by FA over remarks about refereeSouthampton striker Charlie Austin has been handed a two-match suspension by the FA after admitting making a gesture towards Manchester City fa…

0

FA reach settlement with former England women’s manager Mark Sampson

• Former manager was sacked by the FA in September 2017• Sampson brought a case of unfair dismissal against FAMark Sampson, the former manager of England Women, has reached a settlement with the Football Association.Sampson was sacked by the FA in Sept…

0

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…

0

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…

0

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…

0

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…

0

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…

0

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…

0

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…

0

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…

0

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…

0

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 …

0

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…

0

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 “…