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FA expected to act after Aguero tangles with Wigan fans

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Wigan (United Kingdom) (AFP) – The Football Association are likely to launch an investigation into Wigan and Manchester City after Sergio Aguero was forced to defend himself at the end of a turbulent fifth round FA Cup tie at the DW Stadium.

Will Grigg’s late winning goal saw League One Wigan defeat Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders in an ill-tempered game that boiled over on the final whistle.

FA expected to act after Aguero tangles with Wigan fans

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Wigan (United Kingdom) (AFP) – The Football Association are likely to launch an investigation into Wigan and Manchester City after Sergio Aguero was forced to defend himself at the end of a turbulent fifth round FA Cup tie at the DW Stadium.

Will Grigg’s late winning goal saw League One Wigan defeat Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders in an ill-tempered game that boiled over on the final whistle.

West Brom’s Rodriguez vows to clear name over alleged racist abuse

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London (AFP) – West Brom forward Jay Rodriguez said he would fight to clear his name after being charged by the Football Association on Thursday over an incident involving Brighton’s Gaetan Bong during which he was accused of using racist language.

The FA said Rodriguez has been charged with using “abusive and/or insulting words which included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race”.

Guardiola wants end to FA Cup replays

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants FA Cup replays scrapped, arguing they add too many extra games to an already-congested schedule.

Guardiola has claimed English football authorities have ignored a request from managers to reduce the load on players, suggesting those responsible for running the game are too busy thinking about commercial demands.

Guardiola wants end to FA Cup replays

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants FA Cup replays scrapped, arguing they add too many extra games to an already-congested schedule.

Guardiola has claimed English football authorities have ignored a request from managers to reduce the load on players, suggesting those responsible for running the game are too busy thinking about commercial demands.

Neville escapes punishment over sexist tweets

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London (AFP) – New England women’s coach Phil Neville will not be punished over sexist tweets that have overshadowed his appointment, the Football Association said on Wednesday.

No sooner had the former Manchester United and England defender been named to his new position on Tuesday than old messages from his Twitter handle @fizzer18 reappeared.

Neville escapes punishment over sexist tweets

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London (AFP) – New England women’s coach Phil Neville will not be punished over sexist tweets that have overshadowed his appointment, the Football Association said on Wednesday.

No sooner had the former Manchester United and England defender been named to his new position on Tuesday than old messages from his Twitter handle @fizzer18 reappeared.

Phil Neville new England women’s coach

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London (AFP) – Phil Neville has been appointed head coach of the England women’s team until the end of the 2021 UEFA Women’s Championships, the governing Football Association announced Tuesday.

The 41-year-old former Manchester United, Everton and England defender succeeds Mark Sampson, who was sacked in September over allegations of misconduct in a previous role and amid a racism row that led to widespread criticism of senior FA figures.

Phil Neville new England women’s coach

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London (AFP) – Phil Neville has been appointed head coach of the England women’s team until the end of the 2021 UEFA Women’s Championships, the governing Football Association announced Tuesday.

The 41-year-old former Manchester United, Everton and England defender succeeds Mark Sampson, who was sacked in September over allegations of misconduct in a previous role and amid a racism row that led to widespread criticism of senior FA figures.

Wenger branded ref Dean a ‘disgrace’

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger called Mike Dean a “disgrace” and accused the referee of dishonesty after barging into the official’s dressing room for a furious rant following Arsenal’s controversial clash with West Bromwich Albion.

Arsenal manager Wenger was frustrated by Dean’s decision to give West Brom a late penalty when the official adjudged Calum Chambers to have handled Kieran Gibbs’ cross in the 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns on December 31.

Brighton back Bong over Rodriguez racism complaint

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London (AFP) – Brighton pledged their “full support” for defender Gaetan Bong who said he was racially abused by Jay Rodriguez during Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League loss to West Brom.

Television footage of the second-half incident showed the pair arguing and colliding with each other.

Brighton back Bong over Rodriguez racism complaint

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London (AFP) – Brighton pledged their “full support” for defender Gaetan Bong who said he was racially abused by Jay Rodriguez during Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League loss to West Brom.

Television footage of the second-half incident showed the pair arguing and colliding with each other.

Ex-Chelsea coaches at centre of racism scandal

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London (AFP) – Chelsea pledged to help authorities investigate after a report Friday said three former youth-team players had launched legal claims against the club alleging they were bullied and racially abused.

Britain’s Guardian newspaper said former youth coach Graham Rix and ex-chief scout Gwyn Williams had allegedly abused the black players in the 1990s.

Ex-Chelsea coaches at centre of racism scandal

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London (AFP) – Chelsea pledged to help authorities investigate after a report Friday said three former youth-team players had launched legal claims against the club alleging they were bullied and racially abused.

Britain’s Guardian newspaper said former youth coach Graham Rix and ex-chief scout Gwyn Williams had allegedly abused the black players in the 1990s.

FA to probe ‘allegation’ after Merseyside derby confrontation

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London (AFP) – The Football Association is to investigate an ugly spat between Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino and Everton’s Mason Holgate during Friday’s feisty FA Cup third-round tie at Anfield.

Referee Bobby Madley made reference to an allegation that had been reported to him, understood to be by the Everton defender on the pitch and Everton officials after the match, and the governing body will now take a look at the flashpoint.

Wenger banned for three games over ref comments

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger was on Friday handed a three-match touchline ban and fined by the Football Association over comments he made about the refereeing of Sunday’s Premier League game against West Brom.

In a separate case, the Arsenal boss has also been asked by English football’s governing body to provide his observations on what he said about penalty decisions that went against the Gunners in each of their past two matches over the festive period, against the Baggies and Chelsea.

Wenger banned for three games over ref comments

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger was on Friday handed a three-match touchline ban and fined by the Football Association over comments he made about the refereeing of Sunday’s Premier League game against West Brom.

In a separate case, the Arsenal boss has also been asked by English football’s governing body to provide his observations on what he said about penalty decisions that went against the Gunners in each of their past two matches over the festive period, against the Baggies and Chelsea.

Wenger banned for three-matches over ref comments

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger has been handed a three-match touchline ban and fined by the Football Association over comments he made about the refereeing of Sunday’s Premier League game against West Brom.

In a separate case, the Arsenal boss has also been asked by English football’s governing body to provide his observations on what he said about penalty decisions that went against the Gunners in both of their last two matches over the festive period, against the Baggies and Chelsea.

Wenger banned for three-matches over ref comments

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger has been handed a three-match touchline ban and fined by the Football Association over comments he made about the refereeing of Sunday’s Premier League game against West Brom.

In a separate case, the Arsenal boss has also been asked by English football’s governing body to provide his observations on what he said about penalty decisions that went against the Gunners in both of their last two matches over the festive period, against the Baggies and Chelsea.

FA asks Wenger to explain referee comments

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London (AFP) – The Football Association on Thursday asked Arsene Wenger to clarify remarks about penalties given against his side made before and after Arsenal’s Premier League game with Chelsea.

Wenger complained about two spot-kick decisions given against the Gunners, the first awarded to West Brom on Sunday and the second given to Chelsea on Wednesday.

FA asks Wenger to explain referee comments

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London (AFP) – The Football Association on Thursday asked Arsene Wenger to clarify remarks about penalties given against his side made before and after Arsenal’s Premier League game with Chelsea.

Wenger complained about two spot-kick decisions given against the Gunners, the first awarded to West Brom on Sunday and the second given to Chelsea on Wednesday.

Wenger fumes after Arsenal hit by fresh penalty pain

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger launched a scathing attack on referee Anthony Taylor after Arsenal suffered fresh penalty pain in their dramatic 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday.

Wenger has been charged by the Football Association for his furious protests following a penalty given for handball by Arsenal’s Calum Chambers in Sunday’s draw at West Bromwich Albion.

Wenger fumes after Arsenal hit by fresh penalty pain

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger launched a scathing attack on referee Anthony Taylor after Arsenal suffered fresh penalty pain in their dramatic 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday.

Wenger has been charged by the Football Association for his furious protests following a penalty given for handball by Arsenal’s Calum Chambers in Sunday’s draw at West Bromwich Albion.

Refs stuck in 1950s, Wenger says

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has slammed Premier League referees by claiming they are stuck in the 1950s.

In a lengthy blast at the game’s authorities, Wenger also called for the handball rule to be changed after the controversial late penalty conceded by Arsenal’s Calum Chambers in Sunday’s draw at West Bromwich Albion.

Austin banned for three matches for keeper kick

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London (AFP) – Southampton striker Charlie Austin was Sunday banned for three matches after kicking Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl in the face, the Football Association announced.

Lossl was left with a bloodied face and a suspected broken nose following the incident in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at St Mary’s.

Austin banned for three matches for keeper kick

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London (AFP) – Southampton striker Charlie Austin was Sunday banned for three matches after kicking Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl in the face, the Football Association announced.

Lossl was left with a bloodied face and a suspected broken nose following the incident in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at St Mary’s.

British MPs give sports whistleblowers a voice

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London (AFP) – Sports bodies are “massively lacking” when it comes to addressing the concerns of whistleblowers, says a lawmaker who helped expose failings at the Football Association and within British cycling.

Damian Collins, chairman of the Commons digital, culture, media and sports parliamentary committee, told AFP that people often find it necessary to go outside their sport to get their voices heard.

British MPs give sports whistleblowers a voice

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London (AFP) – Sports bodies are “massively lacking” when it comes to addressing the concerns of whistleblowers, says a lawmaker who helped expose failings at the Football Association and within British cycling.

Damian Collins, chairman of the Commons digital, culture, media and sports parliamentary committee, told AFP that people often find it necessary to go outside their sport to get their voices heard.

Mourinho defiant, Guardiola sorry for derby ruck

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has dismissed claims his Manchester United players were in the wrong during the chaotic post-match confrontation that overshadowed Sunday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

England’s Football Association is investigating claims around 15 people were involved in a physical altercation after Mourinho complained about the volume of Manchester City’s dressing-room celebrations.

Mourinho defiant, Guardiola sorry for derby ruck

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has dismissed claims his Manchester United players were in the wrong during the chaotic post-match confrontation that overshadowed Sunday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

England’s Football Association is investigating claims around 15 people were involved in a physical altercation after Mourinho complained about the volume of Manchester City’s dressing-room celebrations.

FA demands answers after Old Trafford bust-up leaves Arteta ‘bloodied’

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London (AFP) – The Football Association demanded answers from Manchester United and Manchester City on Monday following reports of ugly scenes that reportedly left City assistant coach Mikel Arteta bloodied after a fracas.

The Guardian newspaper said Arteta was left with blood streaming down his face after a bust-up involving up to 20 players and members of staff from the two clubs after Sunday’s Manchester derby, which City won 2-1.

FA demands answers after Old Trafford bust-up leaves Arteta ‘bloodied’

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London (AFP) – The Football Association demanded answers from Manchester United and Manchester City on Monday following reports of ugly scenes that reportedly left City assistant coach Mikel Arteta bloodied after a fracas.

The Guardian newspaper said Arteta was left with blood streaming down his face after a bust-up involving up to 20 players and members of staff from the two clubs after Sunday’s Manchester derby, which City won 2-1.

Video ref to be used in FA Cup ties

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London (AFP) – Video assistant referees will be used for the first time in English competitive football in this season’s FA Cup, the Football Association said on Thursday.

Brighton’s third-round clash with Crystal Palace on January 8 has been selected for the trial of the technology, otherwise known as VAR, which is also to be used in selected fixtures throughout the rest of the competition.

Video ref to be used in FA Cup ties

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London (AFP) – Video assistant referees will be used for the first time in English competitive football in this season’s FA Cup, the Football Association said on Thursday.

Brighton’s third-round clash with Crystal Palace on January 8 has been selected for the trial of the technology, otherwise known as VAR, which is also to be used in selected fixtures throughout the rest of the competition.

Guardiola escapes sanctions over Redmond rant

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London (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will face no sanctions following a bizarre post-match rant aimed at Southampton’s Nathan Redmond after the Premier League leaders stole a late win.

Guardiola harangued the Southampton midfielder following his side’s last-gasp 2-1 victory last week and the Football Association gave him until Monday to respond.

Southgate safe even if England fail in World Cup

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London (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate has been told his job is safe even if his side lose all their group matches at next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Southgate took the reins on a permanent basis 12 months ago on a four-year contract and oversaw a successful qualification for the 2018 showpiece event, where England will face Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in the group stage.

Southgate safe even if England fail in World Cup

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London (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate has been told his job is safe even if his side lose all their group matches at next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Southgate took the reins on a permanent basis 12 months ago on a four-year contract and oversaw a successful qualification for the 2018 showpiece event, where England will face Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in the group stage.

Chelsea boss Conte accepts FA charge in referee row

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London (AFP) – Chelsea coach Antonio Conte said Friday he intends to accept a Football Association charge of misconduct after he was sent off against Swansea City.

The Italian was ordered off the touchline and into the stands by referee Neil Swarbrick towards the end of the first half of Chelsea’s eventual 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Wednesday after protesting against the award of a Swansea goal-kick.

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FA Cup rights in US could switch to streaming-only beginning in 2018/19 season

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When it comes to the future of the FA Cup television and streaming rights in the United States, the FA’s slogan for this season’s FA Cup tournament, “Nothing is Certain,” is quite apt.

FOX Sports deal with the Football Association (FA) for rights to the FA Cup in the US market expires at the end of this season.

FA Cup rights in US could switch to streaming-only beginning in 2018/19 season

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When it comes to the future of the FA Cup television and streaming rights in the United States, the FA’s slogan for this season’s FA Cup tournament, “Nothing is Certain,” is quite apt.

FOX Sports deal with the Football Association (FA) for rights to the FA Cup in the US market expires at the end of this season.