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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.

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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.

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere charged with misconduct for trolling Spurs fans

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere could face a fine from the Football Association after being charged with misconduct following his foul-mouthed, anti-Tottenham chants during the FA Cup victory parade on Sunday.

The 23-year-old, who came through the Gunners' youth ranks, took to the microphone to mock the club's fierce rivals as the players celebrated on a stage outside the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere charged with misconduct for trolling Spurs fans

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere could face a fine from the Football Association after being charged with misconduct following his foul-mouthed, anti-Tottenham chants during the FA Cup victory parade on Sunday.

The 23-year-old, who came through the Gunners' youth ranks, took to the microphone to mock the club's fierce rivals as the players celebrated on a stage outside the Emirates Stadium.

Martin Skrtel denies FA charge of violent conduct from Liverpool-Man United match

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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has denied a Football Association charge of violent conduct for standing on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Video evidence was used to charge the center-back, currently away on international duty with Slovakia, after television pictures highlighted the incident missed by referee Martin Atkinson in the last seconds of Sunday's 2-1 defeat at Anfield.

Martin Skrtel denies FA charge of violent conduct from Liverpool-Man United match

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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has denied a Football Association charge of violent conduct for standing on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Video evidence was used to charge the center-back, currently away on international duty with Slovakia, after television pictures highlighted the incident missed by referee Martin Atkinson in the last seconds of Sunday's 2-1 defeat at Anfield.

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Skrtel Charged By FA Over Alleged Stamp On David De Gea

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The Football Association has charged Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel with violent conduct following his clash with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during Sunday's Barclays Premier League match.

Skrtel appeared to step on de Gea in the 95th minute of the match at Anfield, which Liverpool lost 2-1.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel charged with violent conduct by FA

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The Football Association has charged Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel with violent conduct following his clash with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during Sunday's Barclays Premier League match.

Skrtel appeared to step on the Spaniard in the 95th minute of the match at Anfield, which Liverpool lost 2-1.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel charged with violent conduct by FA

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The Football Association has charged Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel with violent conduct following his clash with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during Sunday's Barclays Premier League match.

Skrtel appeared to step on the Spaniard in the 95th minute of the match at Anfield, which Liverpool lost 2-1.

Manchester United’s Jonny Evans banned for 6 matches for spitting

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Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans will serve suspensions of seven matches and six matches respectively for spitting, the Football Association has announced.

The duo have been punished following an altercation between the pair during Wednesday's Barclays Premier League clash at at St James' Park.

Manchester United’s Jonny Evans banned for 6 matches for spitting

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Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans will serve suspensions of seven matches and six matches respectively for spitting, the Football Association has announced.

The duo have been punished following an altercation between the pair during Wednesday's Barclays Premier League clash at at St James' Park.

Newcastle’s Papiss Cisse will serve 7-match ban for spitting

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Papiss Cisse has accepted a Football Association charge for allegedly spitting at Manchester United's Jonny Evans and will face a seven-match ban.

The Newcastle striker and the Manchester United defender were charged with breaching FA rule E1[a] following an incident in Wednesday night's Barclays Premier League clash between the clubs at St James' Park which was not seen by the match officials.

Newcastle’s Papiss Cisse will serve 7-match ban for spitting

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Papiss Cisse has accepted a Football Association charge for allegedly spitting at Manchester United's Jonny Evans and will face a seven-match ban.

The Newcastle striker and the Manchester United defender were charged with breaching FA rule E1[a] following an incident in Wednesday night's Barclays Premier League clash between the clubs at St James' Park which was not seen by the match officials.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet charged with improper conduct by FA

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Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after his touchline bust-up with Hull boss Steve Bruce.

The 47-year-old Uruguayan has until 6pm on March 9 to respond to the charge after being sent to the stands for kicking a drinks holder and then arguing with Bruce after seeing midfielder Jack Rodwell booked for diving by referee Mike Dean.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet charged with improper conduct by FA

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Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after his touchline bust-up with Hull boss Steve Bruce.

The 47-year-old Uruguayan has until 6pm on March 9 to respond to the charge after being sent to the stands for kicking a drinks holder and then arguing with Bruce after seeing midfielder Jack Rodwell booked for diving by referee Mike Dean.

Manchester United and Newcastle subject to FA ‘spitting’ investigation

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The Football Association is to launch an investigation into the alleged spitting incident between Manchester United defender Jonny Evans and Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse.

Press Association Sport understands disciplinary chiefs are awaiting match referee Anthony Taylor's report while at the same time reviewing video footage from Wednesday night's game, which saw United win 1-0 at St James' Park.

Manchester United and Newcastle subject to FA ‘spitting’ investigation

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The Football Association is to launch an investigation into the alleged spitting incident between Manchester United defender Jonny Evans and Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse.

Press Association Sport understands disciplinary chiefs are awaiting match referee Anthony Taylor's report while at the same time reviewing video footage from Wednesday night's game, which saw United win 1-0 at St James' Park.

Chelsea appalled by FA’s decision to reduce Nemanja Matic ban to 2 games

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic's suspension has been reduced from three matches to two, the Football Association has announced.

Matic was sent off for pushing Ashley Barnes after the Burnley striker had caught the Blues midfielder high on his shin with a late tackle during Saturday's 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea appalled by FA’s decision to reduce Nemanja Matic ban to 2 games

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic's suspension has been reduced from three matches to two, the Football Association has announced.

Matic was sent off for pushing Ashley Barnes after the Burnley striker had caught the Blues midfielder high on his shin with a late tackle during Saturday's 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge.

No FA action against Burnley’s Ashley Barnes for Nemanja Matic foul

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Burnley's Ashley Barnes will face no disciplinary action for his challenge on Nemanja Matic, the Football Association has confirmed.

Barnes put in a full-blooded tackle on the Blues midfielder during Saturday's 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, leaving his foot up and studs showing as he made contact with Matic's leg.

No FA action against Burnley’s Ashley Barnes for Nemanja Matic foul

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Burnley's Ashley Barnes will face no disciplinary action for his challenge on Nemanja Matic, the Football Association has confirmed.

Barnes put in a full-blooded tackle on the Blues midfielder during Saturday's 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, leaving his foot up and studs showing as he made contact with Matic's leg.

Louis Van Gaal will appeal against FA charge regarding referee comments

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will contest a Football Association disrepute charge over comments he made after last month's FA Cup trip to Cambridge.

Van Gaal was charged by the governing body for remarks which "allege and/or imply bias on the part of the match referee and/or bringing the game into disrepute".

Louis Van Gaal will appeal against FA charge regarding referee comments

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will contest a Football Association disrepute charge over comments he made after last month's FA Cup trip to Cambridge.

Van Gaal was charged by the governing body for remarks which "allege and/or imply bias on the part of the match referee and/or bringing the game into disrepute".

Chelsea striker Diego Costa pleads innocence over stamping incident

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa insists there was no malicious intent behind the stamp on Emre Can which earned him a three-match ban from the Football Association.

The 26-year-old was suspended for three games for violent conduct by the FA after an independent regulatory commission on Friday ruled he deliberately stamped on the ankle of the Liverpool midfielder in Tuesday's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg.

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.