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Man City’s Demichelis fined over betting charge

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London (AFP) Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has been fined £22,058 ($32,088, 28,473 euros) and warned about his future conduct after accepting a Football Association charge in relation to betting on matches.

Argentina international Demichelis placed 29 bets on football matches between January 22 and February 15 earlier this year.

Man City’s Demichelis fined over betting charge

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London (AFP) Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has been fined £22,058 ($32,088, 28,473 euros) and warned about his future conduct after accepting a Football Association charge in relation to betting on matches.

Argentina international Demichelis placed 29 bets on football matches between January 22 and February 15 earlier this year.

Kuwaiti football clubs confident as FIFA eyes lifting ban

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Mexico City (AFP) A delegation from Kuwaiti clubs lobbying for the FIFA Congress to lift a suspension of the nation's football association is confident of victory ahead of Friday's vote in Mexico City.

"So far, we have received a lot of support from the FIFA family and we are very optimistic," said Saad Al-Hootie, captain of the Kuwait team that reached the 1982 World Cup in Spain.

Kuwaiti football clubs confident as FIFA eyes lifting ban

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Mexico City (AFP) A delegation from Kuwaiti clubs lobbying for the FIFA Congress to lift a suspension of the nation's football association is confident of victory ahead of Friday's vote in Mexico City.

"So far, we have received a lot of support from the FIFA family and we are very optimistic," said Saad Al-Hootie, captain of the Kuwait team that reached the 1982 World Cup in Spain.

English Premier League

Ex-FA executive leaves Aston Villa role

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London (AFP) Former Football Association executive Adrian Bevington has left his advisory post at Aston Villa, the relegated Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

Bevington joined Villa in March to review and evaluate the managerial position and playing staff at the ailing Midlands club, who finished the season at the foot of the table with just 17 points.

Ex-FA executive leaves Aston Villa role

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London (AFP) Former Football Association executive Adrian Bevington has left his advisory post at Aston Villa, the relegated Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

Bevington joined Villa in March to review and evaluate the managerial position and playing staff at the ailing Midlands club, who finished the season at the foot of the table with just 17 points.

Man Utd bus ‘smashed up’ before West Ham game

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London (AFP) English football authorities launched an investigation after fans pelted Manchester United's team bus with cans and bottles, injuring two people and delaying the last ever game at West Ham's Boleyn Ground.

Manchester United's players took refuge on the floor of the coach after it was held up near the stadium by chanting fans who hurled dozens of missiles and let off smoke bombs, as mounted police tried to keep order.

Man Utd bus ‘smashed up’ before West Ham game

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London (AFP) English football authorities launched an investigation after fans pelted Manchester United's team bus with cans and bottles, injuring two people and delaying the last ever game at West Ham's Boleyn Ground.

Manchester United's players took refuge on the floor of the coach after it was held up near the stadium by chanting fans who hurled dozens of missiles and let off smoke bombs, as mounted police tried to keep order.

Spurs’ Dembele charged over Costa ‘eye-gouge’

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London (AFP) Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele faces a lengthy ban after the Football Association on Wednesday charged him with violent conduct over an incident involving Chelsea's Diego Costa.

Dembele appeared to gouge Costa's eye during Monday's 2-2 draw between the teams at Stamford Bridge and the FA said that if the Belgian midfielder is found guilty, the standard three-game ban will be "clearly insufficient".

Spurs’ Dembele charged over Costa ‘eye-gouge’

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London (AFP) Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele faces a lengthy ban after the Football Association on Wednesday charged him with violent conduct over an incident involving Chelsea's Diego Costa.

Dembele appeared to gouge Costa's eye during Monday's 2-2 draw between the teams at Stamford Bridge and the FA said that if the Belgian midfielder is found guilty, the standard three-game ban will be "clearly insufficient".

Three-game ban ends Spurs star Dele Alli’s season

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli will not play again this season after he was given a three-game ban for violent conduct by the Football Association on Thursday.

The 20-year-old, elected England's Young Player of the Year last weekend, was retrospectively punished after punching Claudio Yacob in the stomach during Spurs' 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Monday.

Three-game ban ends Spurs star Dele Alli’s season

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli will not play again this season after he was given a three-game ban for violent conduct by the Football Association on Thursday.

The 20-year-old, elected England's Young Player of the Year last weekend, was retrospectively punished after punching Claudio Yacob in the stomach during Spurs' 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Monday.

Spurs’ Dele Alli hit with violent conduct charge

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has been charged with violent conduct, the Football Association announced on Tuesday.

The charges relate to an incident involving West Bromwich Albion's Claudio Yacob, whom the 20-year-old Alli appeared to punch during the course of a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane on Monday that left Spurs' hopes of winning the Premier League title hanging by a thread.

Spurs’ Dele Alli hit with violent conduct charge

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has been charged with violent conduct, the Football Association announced on Tuesday.

The charges relate to an incident involving West Bromwich Albion's Claudio Yacob, whom the 20-year-old Alli appeared to punch during the course of a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane on Monday that left Spurs' hopes of winning the Premier League title hanging by a thread.

Raging Jamie Vardy leaves Leicester in a bind in Premier League tilt

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His exploits with Leicester City have alerted Hollywood scriptwriters, but an on-pitch indiscretion by Jamie Vardy has compromised his unheralded team's extraordinary bid for the Premier League title.

With 22 goals in the season to date, Vardy has become the symbol of a football fairytale, but his dismissal during last weekend's 2-2 draw with West Ham United leaves Leicester in the lurch.

Raging Jamie Vardy leaves Leicester in a bind in Premier League tilt

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His exploits with Leicester City have alerted Hollywood scriptwriters, but an on-pitch indiscretion by Jamie Vardy has compromised his unheralded team's extraordinary bid for the Premier League title.

With 22 goals in the season to date, Vardy has become the symbol of a football fairytale, but his dismissal during last weekend's 2-2 draw with West Ham United leaves Leicester in the lurch.

Exodus at Aston Villa after two directors quit club

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Aston Villa suffered another blow just days after their relegation from the Premier League as directors David Bernstein and Mervyn King quit with immediate effect on Monday.

Former Football Association chairman Bernstein only joined Villa last month following the February appointment of King, who had previously served as the Governor of the Bank of England.

Exodus at Aston Villa after two directors quit club

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Aston Villa suffered another blow just days after their relegation from the Premier League as directors David Bernstein and Mervyn King quit with immediate effect on Monday.

Former Football Association chairman Bernstein only joined Villa last month following the February appointment of King, who had previously served as the Governor of the Bank of England.

Jamie Vardy charged after red card row

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Jamie Vardy has been charged with improper conduct following the Leicester striker's angry reaction to his red card against West Ham, the Football Association announced on Monday.

Vardy was sent off by referee Jonathan Moss after earning a second booking for diving in an unsuccessful attempt to win a penalty in the second half of Sunday's 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium.

Jamie Vardy charged after red card row

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Jamie Vardy has been charged with improper conduct following the Leicester striker's angry reaction to his red card against West Ham, the Football Association announced on Monday.

Vardy was sent off by referee Jonathan Moss after earning a second booking for diving in an unsuccessful attempt to win a penalty in the second half of Sunday's 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium.

Manchester City travel to Bournemouth after sliding in league table

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A trip to Bournemouth on Saturday will inspire thoughts of what might have been for Manchester City, who have not recorded back-to-back Premier League victories since crushing the Cherries 5-1 in mid-October.

Manuel Pellegrini's side led the league then and felt certain they would be in contention for a third title in five years, but now they are struggling just to make certain of finishing in the top four.

Manchester City travel to Bournemouth after sliding in league table

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A trip to Bournemouth on Saturday will inspire thoughts of what might have been for Manchester City, who have not recorded back-to-back Premier League victories since crushing the Cherries 5-1 in mid-October.

Manuel Pellegrini's side led the league then and felt certain they would be in contention for a third title in five years, but now they are struggling just to make certain of finishing in the top four.

Former Premier League referees have urged the Football Association to Consider Introducing Video Cameras

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Referees in professional sports are usually the scapegoats when things go wrong because the decisions that they make have an impact on the result of the games that they officiate. As a matter of fact, referees have such an impact on games that online sportsbook soccer odds for teams change depending on the person officiating the game.

Chelsea, West Brom face FA charges after mid-week battle

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Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion were charged by the Football Association on Friday for failing to control their players during Wednesday's 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

An already feisty encounter boiled over following an off-the-ball trip by West Brom's Claudio Yacob, who had already been booked, on Chelsea striker Diego Costa.

Chelsea, West Brom face FA charges after mid-week battle

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Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion were charged by the Football Association on Friday for failing to control their players during Wednesday's 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

An already feisty encounter boiled over following an off-the-ball trip by West Brom's Claudio Yacob, who had already been booked, on Chelsea striker Diego Costa.

A smaller Premier League

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The head of the Football Association arguing for a smaller Premier League might open up larger issues for England's top league. Read More

Arsene Wenger reiterates doping concerns, calls soccer’s drug testing ‘superficial’

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called for blood tests to be introduced as a matter of routine in professional soccer, insisting his sport is not immune to the scourge of doping.

The Football Association has contacted the Frenchman after he suggested, in a recent interview with L'Equipe Sport and Style, that he had come up against opposition who may have used performance-enhancing drugs.

Arsene Wenger reiterates doping concerns, calls soccer’s drug testing ‘superficial’

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called for blood tests to be introduced as a matter of routine in professional soccer, insisting his sport is not immune to the scourge of doping.

The Football Association has contacted the Frenchman after he suggested, in a recent interview with L'Equipe Sport and Style, that he had come up against opposition who may have used performance-enhancing drugs.

FA fines Chelsea, West Ham for failure to control players at Upton Park

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West Ham and Chelsea have been fined £40,000 and £50,000 respectively by the Football Association following last month's BarclaysPremier League clash at Upton Park.Both clubs admitted misconduct charges of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during West Ham's 2-1 win.

FA fines Chelsea, West Ham for failure to control players at Upton Park

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West Ham and Chelsea have been fined £40,000 and £50,000 respectively by the Football Association following last month's BarclaysPremier League clash at Upton Park.Both clubs admitted misconduct charges of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during West Ham's 2-1 win.

Where Next For Malaysia After UAE Drubbing?

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Actually it's not just about the UAE drubbing. It is also about the Palestine drubbing, 6-0, and the Oman drubbing which was also 6-0.

In fact the only results Malaysia can claim in recent times as respectable is a narrow loss against Spurs and a draw with Liverpool. Which begs the question.

English FA reduce Ibrahim Affelay’s suspension after appeal from Stoke

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Stoke midfielder Ibrahim Afellay's suspension after his red card against West Brom has been reduced to two games following a successful appeal by the club.

The 29-year-old Holland international was sent off in Stoke's defeat to the Baggies when, having been brought down by Craig Gardner and then touched on the face by his hand, he reacted by flicking his own hand into the Albion midfielder's face.

English FA reduce Ibrahim Affelay’s suspension after appeal from Stoke

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Stoke midfielder Ibrahim Afellay's suspension after his red card against West Brom has been reduced to two games following a successful appeal by the club.

The 29-year-old Holland international was sent off in Stoke's defeat to the Baggies when, having been brought down by Craig Gardner and then touched on the face by his hand, he reacted by flicking his own hand into the Albion midfielder's face.

6 biggest controversies of Nigel Pearson’s 2014/15 Leicester City campaign

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Nigel Pearson has been sacked as manager of Leicester with the club saying "fundamental differences in perspective exist between us".

The 51-year-old guided the Foxes to safety with seven wins from the last nine games in the Barclays Premier League but was often a controversial figure, having arguments with supporters and journalists alike throughout the course of the season.

England

Wayne Rooney has been named England’s Player of the Year

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been voted England's Player of the Year for the fourth time after breaking his country's scoring record, the Football Association announced on Tuesday. The 30-year-old took his England tally to 51 goals, breaking Bobby Charlton's longstanding record of 49, and top-scored with seven goals as Roy Hodgson's side qualified for Euro 2016 with a perfect record of 10 wins.

Wayne Rooney has been named England’s Player of the Year

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been voted England's Player of the Year for the fourth time after breaking his country's scoring record, the Football Association announced on Tuesday. The 30-year-old took his England tally to 51 goals, breaking Bobby Charlton's longstanding record of 49, and top-scored with seven goals as Roy Hodgson's side qualified for Euro 2016 with a perfect record of 10 wins.

FA helps out former England favorite Jimmy Greaves

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The Football Association has donated to an appeal that is trying to help former England striker Jimmy Greaves recover from a stroke.

Greaves left hospital in June, one month after suffering a severe stroke, and the 75-year-old's agent is trying to raise £30,000 to pay for 500 hours of physiotherapy.

FA helps out former England favorite Jimmy Greaves

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The Football Association has donated to an appeal that is trying to help former England striker Jimmy Greaves recover from a stroke.

Greaves left hospital in June, one month after suffering a severe stroke, and the 75-year-old's agent is trying to raise £30,000 to pay for 500 hours of physiotherapy.

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Persija Seek New CEO

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So you think you have what it takes to run an Indonesian football club? Well, put your money where your mouth is because it will be your money that pays for everything.

Persija are in the process of looking for a new CEO and have drawn up a lists of conditions applicants must fulfill to be considered for the position.

On This Day In 1863: Meeting In Covent Garden Pub Leads To Formation Of The Football Association

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The old Freemason's Tavern in Covent Garden,London (Photo: The FA)

Back in 1863, the heated debate in football circles centred around such issues as whether ‘hacking' – or kicking your opponent on the leg – should be allowed or not, as well as whether the use of hands as well as feet in the outfield should be permitted.