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FA investigation into allegations about Fulham will not delay Wembley vote

• Former club employee rails against would-be Wembley owner• FA to vote on sale to Shahid Khan on 24 October regardlessAllegations of malpractice made against Fulham by their former assistant director of football, Craig Kline, were raised as a potentia…

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Uefa and FA discuss Eleven Sports showing La Liga on Saturday afternoons

• Service set up by Leeds owner Radrizzani breaks broadcast ban• Uefa talks with English and Spanish FAs over breachUefa is in talks with the English and Spanish football associations about Eleven Sports’ breach of the traditional Saturday afternoon br…

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Trips to Google and the RAF: inside the FA’s technical directors’ course

Arsenal and Chelsea are participating in a programme designed to haul football into the future. We get a taste with the studentsOn Monday morning at Google’s snazzy headquarters in Pancras Square a group of students in a second-floor corner office are …

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FA looks into former Fulham assistant director’s allegations

• Craig Kline left club in acrimonious circumstances last year• Fulham say claims are ‘nonsense and bogus’The Football Association has said it is reviewing allegations about Fulham made by the club’s former assistant director of football, Craig Kline, …

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UK Sport targets 2030 World Cup in ambitious bid to host array of events

• New plan to bring up to 60 major sports events to UK• Ryder Cup and cycling grand tours also on wish listUK Sport says hosting the 2030 football World Cup in Britain would be the “crowning achievement” of audacious new plans to hold between 40 and 60…

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FA recruits Paul Nevin and Sol Campbell in new coaching initiative

• FA recruits black coaches to work with Gareth Southgate• Nevin to join England squads for US and Croatia gamesBrighton coach Paul Nevin will join Gareth Southgate’s England staff as part of the Football Association’s bid to increase the number of bla…

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FA recruits Paul Nevin and Sol Campbell in new coaching initiative

• FA recruits black coaches to work with Gareth Southgate• Nevin to join England squads for US and Croatia gamesBrighton coach Paul Nevin will join Gareth Southgate’s England staff as part of the Football Association’s bid to increase the number of bla…

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Wembley stadium sale is no cause for concern | Letter

Paul Lorber says Wembley could still be the England football team’s homeAt the time of English Football’s greatest triumph, in 1966, Wembley stadium was owned by a private company. Wembley Stadium Limited owned it from 1923 until the mid-90s, when the …

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Theresa May backs joint UK and Ireland bid to host 2030 World Cup

Prime minister says future bid would have full support after Labour backed it in JulyThe government has joined the Labour party in offering to support a joint bid from the UK and Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup.The football associations of England, …

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Wembley sale to Shahid Khan on course after FA board gives backing

• Proposed £900m deal with Fulham owner moves step closer• Board agrees to put matter to FA council in OctoberThe Football Association’s board has backed the plan to sell Wembley Stadium to Fulham’s owner, Shahid Khan.The proposed deal, worth £600m in …

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Gareth Southgate set to sign contract to stay as England manager until 2022

• Proposal to go before FA board on Thursday• Southgate offered significant pay riseGareth Southgate is set to agree a new four-year contract on improved terms to stay as England’s manager to the end of the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar.The proposed d…

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FA technical director Dan Ashworth in talks over Brighton role

• Ashworth is close ally of England manager Gareth Southgate• Brighton one of several clubs to have shown interestThe Football Association is braced to lose its technical director, Dan Ashworth, to Brighton & Hove Albion as the man credited with pl…

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‘I’m a pro’: Women’s Super League marks new era with short film – video

The newly restructured FA Women’s Super League begins on 9 September when it becomes fully professional for the first time. All players will now be requires to be full-time and several new licensing criteria has been introduced for the eleven sides com…

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Uefa president backs joint home nations bid for 2030 World Cup

• ‘It’s about time it returned to England’ – Aleksander Ceferin• Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina bid will be hard to beatA joint home nations bid for the 2030 World Cup has been given full backing by Uefa’s president, Aleksander Ceferin, who said it wa…

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Sam Allardyce loses case against Daily Telegraph for paper’s ‘sting’

• Press regulator rules against former England manager• Ipso says newspaper justified in subterfugeThe former England manager Sam Allardyce has lost his complaint that the Daily Telegraph broke journalism’s rules by sending an undercover reporter to pr…

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FA bids to host 2021 Women’s Euros in England with Wembley final

• Eight towns and cities across England earmarked for games• Uefa to select hosts on 3 DecemberThe Football Association has bid to host the Women’s European Championship in 2021, with Wembley earmarked for the July final.The governing body proposes tak…

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FA releases plan to increase diversity as figures reveal familiar failings

• Only 5% of those in FA leadership roles from BAME background• FA wants to ensure diversity ‘from bootroom to boardroom’The FA has published a three-year plan to make themselves “as diverse and inclusive as possible” as their chairman, Greg Clarke, de…

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FA keen to extend Gareth Southgate’s England contract until 2022

• Improved deal a reward for World Cup performance • There’s unfinished business, says the FA’s Martin GlennThe Football Association is confident of persuading Gareth Southgate to extend his contract as England manager beyond 2020 after he unexpectedly…

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FA to conduct feasibility study ahead of potential 2030 World Cup bid

• Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland could be co-hosts• FA rules out stepping in to host 2022 instead of QatarAn England or home nations bid for the 2030 World Cup is edging ever closer with confirmation from the Football Association that they are un…

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FA sexual abuse inquiry finds no evidence of institutional cover-up

• Clive Sheldon QC’s report should be delivered in September• It is expected to be critical of a number of clubsThe independent inquiry into football’s sexual-abuse scandal is expected to report back to the Football Association that there is no evidenc…