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FIFA reject Leicester’s appeal to register Silva

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London (AFP) – Leicester City’s appeal to register Adrien Silva was rejected by FIFA on Wednesday despite support from the English Football Association after the paperwork was submitted 14 seconds late on deadline day.

The club and the FA had asked FIFA to ratify the midfielder’s transfer after the late delivery of the paperwork for the £22 million ($29 million, 25 million euros) move from Sporting Lisbon, but it was denied and he will now not be able to play until January.

FIFA reject Leicester’s appeal to register Silva

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London (AFP) – Leicester City’s appeal to register Adrien Silva was rejected by FIFA on Wednesday despite support from the English Football Association after the paperwork was submitted 14 seconds late on deadline day.

The club and the FA had asked FIFA to ratify the midfielder’s transfer after the late delivery of the paperwork for the £22 million ($29 million, 25 million euros) move from Sporting Lisbon, but it was denied and he will now not be able to play until January.

Mourinho escapes further action after sending-off

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London (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will face no further action from the English Football Association following his dismissal in the Premier League clash at Southampton at the weekend.

The 54-year-old was sent to the stands by referee Craig Pawson for encroaching on the pitch during stoppage time of his side’s 1-0 win at St Mary’s on Saturday.

Injured Wayne Rooney out of England’s Spain test

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London (AFP) Skipper Wayne Rooney has been ruled out of England's year-ending friendly against Spain at Wembley on Tuesday because of a knee problem, the English Football Association confirmed.

"The striker sat out this morning's session at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground as a precaution due to a minor knee injury," the FA said.

Injured Wayne Rooney out of England’s Spain test

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London (AFP) Skipper Wayne Rooney has been ruled out of England's year-ending friendly against Spain at Wembley on Tuesday because of a knee problem, the English Football Association confirmed.

"The striker sat out this morning's session at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground as a precaution due to a minor knee injury," the FA said.

FA are morally right over poppies issue: Glenn

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London (AFP) The English Football Association (FA) are morally right to insist on the England team wearing commemorative poppies in Friday's World Cup qualifier with Scotland said chief executive Martin Glenn on Thursday.

World governing body FIFA forbids teams from wearing political, commercial or religious symbols during matches and has warned England and Scotland they could face sanctions if they defy the directive.

FA are morally right over poppies issue: Glenn

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London (AFP) The English Football Association (FA) are morally right to insist on the England team wearing commemorative poppies in Friday's World Cup qualifier with Scotland said chief executive Martin Glenn on Thursday.

World governing body FIFA forbids teams from wearing political, commercial or religious symbols during matches and has warned England and Scotland they could face sanctions if they defy the directive.

England to defy FIFA over poppy ban – FA

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London (AFP) England's players will wear black armbands bearing the red poppy when they face Scotland in a World Cup qualifier on Armstice Day, despite the threat of sanctions from FIFA.

The English and Scottish football associations had been negotiating with the world governing body, which bans political, commercial and religious symbols on team outfits during matches.

England to defy FIFA over poppy ban – FA

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London (AFP) England's players will wear black armbands bearing the red poppy when they face Scotland in a World Cup qualifier on Armstice Day, despite the threat of sanctions from FIFA.

The English and Scottish football associations had been negotiating with the world governing body, which bans political, commercial and religious symbols on team outfits during matches.

The punished one — five of the best Mourinho meltdowns

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Paris (AFP) Jose Mourinho is facing only the latest in a series of touchline bans after being charged with misconduct for the second time in less than a week by the English Football Association on Tuesday.

Here, AFP looks at some of the Manchester United manager's most notable previous brushes with authorities.

England discuss war veteran poppy tribute with FIFA

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London (AFP) England are negotiating with FIFA over whether they can wear a poppy tribute to war veterans when they play Scotland on Armistice Day on November 11, officials said.

The Sun newspaper said FIFA had refused to let England and Scotland display poppies on their shirts during the game because it would be a political statement.

England discuss war veteran poppy tribute with FIFA

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London (AFP) England are negotiating with FIFA over whether they can wear a poppy tribute to war veterans when they play Scotland on Armistice Day on November 11, officials said.

The Sun newspaper said FIFA had refused to let England and Scotland display poppies on their shirts during the game because it would be a political statement.

England discuss war veteran tribute with FIFA

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London (AFP) England are negotiating with FIFA over whether they can wear a poppy tribute to war veterans when they play Scotland on Armistice Day on November 11, officials said.

The Sun newspaper said FIFA had refused to let England and Scotland display poppies on their shirts during the game because it would be a political statement.

English FA back Van Praag’s UEFA bid

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London (AFP) The English Football Association on Wednesday announced they will back Michael van Praag in the race to replace Michel Platini as UEFA president.

Van Praag, the president of the Dutch FA, is competing with Slovenian Aleksander Ceferin, after Spain's Angel Maria Villar Llona quit the contest on Tuesday.

English FA back Van Praag’s UEFA bid

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London (AFP) The English Football Association on Wednesday announced they will back Michael van Praag in the race to replace Michel Platini as UEFA president.

Van Praag, the president of the Dutch FA, is competing with Slovenian Aleksander Ceferin, after Spain's Angel Maria Villar Llona quit the contest on Tuesday.

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Russian fans thrown out of France

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Paris (AFP) A group of Russian football supporters was being thrown out of France on Tuesday because authorities fear they will cause trouble at Euro 2016 matches, officials said.

French officials were checking the identities of 29 supporters at a hotel in Mandelieu-La Napoule near Marseille and authorities have already decided to take some of them to a holding centre at the border, local authorities told AFP.

Russian fans thrown out of France

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Paris (AFP) A group of Russian football supporters was being thrown out of France on Tuesday because authorities fear they will cause trouble at Euro 2016 matches, officials said.

French officials were checking the identities of 29 supporters at a hotel in Mandelieu-La Napoule near Marseille and authorities have already decided to take some of them to a holding centre at the border, local authorities told AFP.

English Premier League

Football fans to get smartphone vote to substitute player

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Doha (AFP) An English Premier League club wants to allow supporters to vote via smartphone for the player they want substituted during a match, a data analyst has told a Doha football conference.

Fans would cast their votes via an app on their phones after being given real-time performance data for every player on the pitch, said Mark Sear, chief technology officer with data and analytics company, EMC.

Football fans to get smartphone vote to substitute player

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Doha (AFP) An English Premier League club wants to allow supporters to vote via smartphone for the player they want substituted during a match, a data analyst has told a Doha football conference.

Fans would cast their votes via an app on their phones after being given real-time performance data for every player on the pitch, said Mark Sear, chief technology officer with data and analytics company, EMC.

FA Charge Fulham Defender Sascha Riether With Violent Conduct After Foul On Adnan Januzaj [VIDEO]

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The English Football Association have charged Fulham defender Sascha Riether with violent conduct after his foul on Manchester United left winger Adnan Januzaj in last Saturday's match at Craven Cottage.

The incident happened in Manchester United's 3-1 victory against Fulham. During the match, Riether appeared to stamp down on Januzaj's leg, but the incident was missed by referee Lee Probert.

Wigan Athletic upset Manchester City to win first FA Cup

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This afternoon of May 11, 2013, Manchester City looked set to take a hard fighting Wigan Athletic side into extra time as full time in the English Football Association(FA) Cup was nearly complete. However, that was not meant to be the case as a stoppage time header from Ben Watson got past 10-man Manchester City and goalkeeper Joe Hart thanks to a well-placed corner from Shaun Maloney to see the Latics take a 0-1 lead with moments to go.

English FA Unveils 150th Anniversary Crest

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TheEnglish Football Association has unveiled a brand new crest in recognition of its 150th anniversary in 2013. According to the FA website: The Football Association looked to the past when...

Englsh FA Unveils 150th Anniversary Crest

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TheEnglish Football Association has unveiled a brand new crest in recognition of its 150th anniversary in 2013. According to the FA website: The Football Association looked to the past when...

Nike to Become England’s Kit Provider?

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UK newspaper The Daily Mail has released an exclusive article featuring details regarding the English Football Association signing a kit deal with Nike. Here is the full body of the...

Mid-Day Ticker: Ferdinand charged over tweets, Everton close in on Pienaar and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Rio Ferdinand's rough summer just got worse.

Having missed out on Euro 2012 due to manager Roy Hodgson electing John Terry over him, Ferdinand is now being chagred by the English Football Association over remarks he made on Twitter following the conclusion of Terry's recent trial.

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Former Arsenal boss and England assistant Don Howe dies

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Don Howe, a highly-respected former Arsenal player, manager and coach, died on Wednesday, aged 80.

Howe won 23 caps for England and was also part of the national team for their two most successful tournaments in recent history, working as an assistant to both Bobby Robson and Terry Venables as they reached the semifinals of the 1990 World Cup and the 1996 European Championship.

Former Arsenal boss and England assistant Don Howe dies

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Don Howe, a highly-respected former Arsenal player, manager and coach, died on Wednesday, aged 80.

Howe won 23 caps for England and was also part of the national team for their two most successful tournaments in recent history, working as an assistant to both Bobby Robson and Terry Venables as they reached the semifinals of the 1990 World Cup and the 1996 European Championship.

Could the FA Centrally Contract England Players?

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In December 1999, Sir Clive Woodward convinced the RFU to base the national rugby team on a 120-acre site in a secluded part of Surrey. The hotel complex was chosen for its "atmosphere of understated excellence and professionalism". Woodward would go on to tailor Pennyhill Park to his absolute need, with a specifically designed 'War Room', and the installation of gym equipment by the side of the practice pitches.

England Home and Away Shirts From Nike: Leaked [PHOTOS]

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Photos of England's new home and away shirts from Nike have been leaked on the Internet.

Neither of the photos are high quality, so it's difficult to get a good indication of how good (or not) the shirts look. But it's the best that we have right now.

The home shirt looks similar to the design of older United States men's national team jerseys from Nike.

FA Logo to Celebrate 150 Years of English Football Association [PHOTO]

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The FA have revealed a logo to celebrate their 150 years in existence. The English Football Association logo features a montage of several iconic faces from the rich 150 year anniversary including Stanley Matthews, Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker, John...

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Sweden 4-2 England Highlights From Unique Pitchside Camera Perspective [VIDEO]

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The English Football Association has released a very unique set of highlights for the Sweden versus England match, which feature match highlights filmed by a pitchside camera. The unusual effect harkens back to football film highlights from the...

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England announce upcoming friendlies against Brazil and Ireland

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The English Football Association (FA) has announced friendly matches against Brazil and the Republic of Ireland in 2013. The matches will coincide with the 150th anniversary year for the FA. Both will take place at Wembley Stadium with Brazil on February 6th and Ireland on May 29th. England will also host neighbor Scotland on August [.

SPOOF: FA fury at Euro 2012 failure to camera perv on England female fans

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The English Football Association today issued an official complaint to UEFA after no English female fans were gratuitously zeroed in on during the European Championships. Despite a bounty of beautiful and often scantily clad female fans being caught on camera at breaks in the game over the past few weeks, there was a distinct lack [.

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FA Charge Alan Pardew With “Non-Standard” Improper Conduct

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As expected, the English Football Association have charged Alan Pardew with improper conduct, following the incident with Steven Meyler in Newcastle's match with Hull City on Saturday afternoon. Alan Pardew charged with improper conduct This is the statement just released by the FA: "Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been charged in relation to [.

Rio Ferdinand charged by FA for Twitter comments

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Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand has been charged by the English Football Association (FA) for comments on his twitter account. The charges are in reference to a tweet Ferdinand made referring to Ashley Cole and using the term "choc ice" which has been viewed by some as racist.

Ferdinand responded that racicm charge (a few weeks ago) by tweeting the following

"What I said yesterday is not a racist term.

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The Soccer Ball

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The soccer ball was not always perfectly round. Over time, the soccer ball has changed significantly. In the early stages of soccer, in the middle ages, bladders of pigs were commonly used as soccer balls, and soon after, wrapped in leather to allow for rougher play and longer lifespan on the ball.

The Christmas Truce

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The story of the Christmas Truce is one that resonates with everyone because it reminds us all that even in the face of unimaginable atrocities we are still human.

When Gavrilo Princip shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand dead in June of 1914 igniting World War I, the English Football Association had been around for a mere 51 years.

Luis Suarez Loves Liverpool...but Still Wants Exit

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Luis Suarez is doing little to stop rumours about a possible move away from Liverpool, as he has said recently that he would one day like to play for Real Madrid. Luis Suarez is doing little to stop rumours about a possible move away from Liverpool, as he has said recently that he would one day like to play for Real Madrid.

Andros Townsend Banned For Four Months For Betting, Subject to Appeal

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Tottenham midfielder Andros Townsend has been suspended by the English Football Association and fined £18,000 subject to an appeal.

"At an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Tottenham Hotspur's Andros Townsend was suspended from all football and football activity for a period of four months, subject to any appeal, backdated to the 23 May 2013 when the player voluntarily withdrew from the England Under-21 squad," read the statement from The FA.

Joey Barton’s 12-match QPR ban applies in France too

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After all the conspiracy theories about Joey Barton moving leagues or countries to serve his 12-match ban more quickly, or not at all, it turns out that his suspension is still valid in France. The QPR midfielder made a season-long loan move to Marseille on transfer deadline day, but it has now emerged that fans [.