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FA to launch streaming platform dedicated to women’s football

• Free player will stream all WSL matches live• FA: ‘Pivotal step in journey to grow the women’s game’The Football Association is launching a streaming platform dedicated to women’s football from the start of the 2019-20 season.The FA Player will provi…

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Les Ferdinand calls for more diversity as FA reviews discrimination bans

• Governing body looking at length of match-based suspensions• Ferdinand says more diversity in leadership roles is neededThe Football Association has confirmed it is reviewing its minimum ban for cases involving discrimination but the former England s…

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Daniel Sturridge gets six-week ban for breaching FA betting rules

• Four weeks suspended so forward set to return on 31 July• FA unhappy with findings and sanction and will appealDaniel Sturridge has been suspended for six weeks and fined £75,000 after being found guilty of breaching Football Association betting rule…

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Some Women’s Super League games to be double-headers with men’s matches

• FA says that will be tried next season after World Cup success• City-United could be in men’s stadium on 2019-20 opening dayWomen’s Super League matches will be played as double-headers alongside Premier League fixtures next season, according to one …

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Paul Scholes apologises after being fined £8,000 for breaking betting rules

• ‘It was a genuine mistake,’ says former Manchester United player• Scholes made 140 bets made while co-owner of SalfordPaul Scholes has been fined £8,000 by the Football Association after accepting a charge of breaching betting rules.The former Manche…

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FA head of security warns of trouble before England’s October trip to Prague

• Tony Conniford concerned over presence of far-right groups• “Deeply embarrassed” by scenes in Porto during Nations LeagueThe Football Association’s head of security has warned of more trouble when England travel to Prague to play the Czech Republic o…

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‘Don’t be that idiot’: FA releases short film on antisocial behaviour in football – video

The Football Association has released a video to highlight the issue of anti-social behaviour across English football as England prepare to head to Portugal for the Nations League finals. It features Gareth Southgate urging fans to behave themselves an…

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FA urges travelling England fans to cut out antisocial behaviour

• Supporters reminded to behave before Nations League finals• Around 18,000 could travel to Portugal for next week’s gamesAs England prepare to head to Portugal for the Nations League finals, the Football Association has called for an end to the “embar…

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Record attendance for English women’s match expected at FA Cup final

• West Ham and Manchester City meet at Wembley on Saturday• Crowd is on course to break 45,423 record in last year’s finalThe Football Association is quietly confident that the record attendance for women’s domestic football in England will be broken w…

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Record attendance for English women’s match expected at FA Cup final

• West Ham and Manchester City meet at Wembley on Saturday• Crowd is on course to break 45,423 record in last year’s finalThe Football Association is quietly confident that the record attendance for women’s domestic football in England will be broken w…

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FA to assess referee’s report after claims Burnley staff abused Maurizio Sarri

• Backroom staff said to have repeatedly called Sarri ‘a shit Italian’• Referee Kevin Friend sent Chelsea manager to standsThe Football Association will assess the referee Kevin Friend’s match report from Stamford Bridge before deciding whether to inve…

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FA to assess referee’s report after claims Burnley staff abused Maurizio Sarri

• Backroom staff said to have repeatedly called Sarri ‘a shit Italian’• Referee Kevin Friend sent Chelsea manager to standsThe Football Association will assess the referee Kevin Friend’s match report from Stamford Bridge before deciding whether to inve…

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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…