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Paul Scholes charged by FA for allegedly placing 140 bets on football matches

• Bets alleged to have been placed from 2015-19• Misconduct charge does not relate to time as Oldham managerPaul Scholes has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association after allegedly placing 140 bets on football matches.The former Manche…

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FA panel: Wayne Hennessey displayed lamentable ignorance of Hitler and Nazis

• Palace keeper cleared by FA of racist gesture allegation• Reasons revealed for regulatory commission’s decisionWayne Hennessey was found to have displayed a “lamentable” lack of knowledge about Adolf Hitler and fascism by the Football Association com…

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Non-league Padiham FC fined for leaving pitch in protest at racist abuse

• Club fined £165 after goalkeeper taunted by fans of Congleton• FA-convened panel fined Congleton £160 for alleged abuseA team who left the pitch in protest at racist abuse have been fined by an independent panel convened by the Football Association f…

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FA’s Greg Clarke asks Uefa to hand referees power to take action on racism

• Uefa’s three-step protocol ‘needs to evolve’ says Clarke• Uefa president says referees will be urged to be ‘brave’The Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, has called for Uefa to make it easier for referees to halt or abandon matches when they …

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Football Association set to rebrand as EFA in attempt to shed ‘arrogant’ image

• ‘English’ in line to be added to title but no renaming of FA Cup • Change comes with possible 2030 World Cup bid on horizonThe Football Association is seeking to rebrand as the English Football Association in an attempt to dispel a perception of arro…

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Germany’s learning visits offer measure of Dan Ashworth’s England legacy

• Former FA technical director proud of St George’s Park success• Dual-nationality players must feel welcome, Ashworth saysDan Ashworth has pointed to the establishment of St George’s Park as an elite hub for English football as his greatest legacy fro…

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England women reveal bespoke new kit for 2019 World Cup

• Traditional white home design, with away of ‘dark red crush’• Lionesses forward Fran Kirby welcomes team’s unique kitsEngland’s women will wear a new kit specifically designed for them, rather than using the same as the men’s team, at the World Cup i…

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Stadium questions linger but Spurs dare to dream in Champions League | David Hytner

After beating Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham players hope to draw Ajax but the venue of the quarter-final remains an issueIt is a time for Tottenham to dream. The London club completed an impressive Champions League elimination of Borussia Dortmund on Tu…

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Mauricio Pochettino sorry he cannot apologise to Mike Dean in person

• Spurs coach accepts misconduct charge over clash with referee• Dean switched to Manchester City game on Wednesday nightMauricio Pochettino says he is disappointed that Mike Dean will not be the fourth official for Tottenham’s Premier League game at C…

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How might Brexit affect teams in the Premier League?

The FA is calling for a reduction in the number of foreign players in the Premier League. Here’s how each team could be affectedBrexit-anxiety has engulfed businesses across the UK over the past few months, and when it comes to English football, the Pr…

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How might Brexit affect teams in the Premier League?

The FA is calling for a reduction in the number of foreign players in the Premier League. Here’s how each team could be affectedBrexit-anxiety has engulfed businesses across the UK over the past few months, and when it comes to English football, the Pr…

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West Brom’s Dwight Gayle faces two-match ban for diving after FA charge

• Striker was awarded penalty in draw against Forest• Jürgen Klopp charged over comments about officialsDwight Gayle could face a retrospective ban for diving after he was hit with a Football Association charge following West Brom’s 2-2 draw with Notti…

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Sheffield United Women’s Sophie Jones charged with racially abusing opponent

• FA charges forward over alleged incident against Tottenham• Renee Hector alleged opponent made monkey noisesThe Sheffield United Women’s player Sophie Jones has been charged by the Football Association with racially abusing Tottenham Hotspur’s Renee …

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FA investigating allegations of homophobic chanting at Sol Campbell

• Abuse alleged to have taken place on Saturday • Supporters tell of hearing ‘disgusting’ chantsThe Football Association has launched an investigation into claims that Sol Campbell was subjected to “horrendous” homophobic abuse during Macclesfield Town…

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Mark Sampson, former England Women coach, apologises to Aluko and Spence

• ‘I’ve worked hard to educate myself’• Sampson was sacked by FA in September 2017The former England women’s coach Mark Sampson has apologised unreservedly to Eni Aluko and Drew Spence for remarks he made to the players while in charge of the national …

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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…

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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…

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Arsenal’s Unai Emery faces touchline ban after being hit with FA charge

• Emery struck bottle at Brighton supporter in frustration • He has until 2 January to respond to improper conduct chargeUnai Emery is facing a possible touchline ban after being charged with improper conduct by the Football Association for kicking a p…

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Les Reed appointed FA technical director to replace Dan Ashworth

• Reed sacked as Southampton vice-chairman last month• Ashworth taking role with Brighton in the springLes Reed has been appointed as the Football Association’s new technical director. The 66-year-old succeeds Dan Ashworth, who will take up a new role …

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Police working with Arsenal to identify fan who threw bottle at Dele Alli

• Plastic bottle thrown at Spurs player during Carabao Cup game• FA also investigating incident and Arsenal reviewing CCTVPolice are working with Arsenal to identify the fan who threw a plastic bottle at Tottenham’s Dele Alli during the Carabao Cup tie…