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West Brom and Watford charged by FA over brawl

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London (AFP) West Bromwich Albion and Watford became the latest Premier League teams to be put in the dock over their players behaviour as on Monday the Football Association charged them over a brawl on Saturday.

The confrontation between the two sets of players in a match West Brom won 2-1 occurred when Watford's Roberto Pereyra was red-carded six minutes from time for lashing out at James McClean after the latter clattered into him.

West Brom and Watford charged by FA over brawl

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London (AFP) West Bromwich Albion and Watford became the latest Premier League teams to be put in the dock over their players behaviour as on Monday the Football Association charged them over a brawl on Saturday.

The confrontation between the two sets of players in a match West Brom won 2-1 occurred when Watford's Roberto Pereyra was red-carded six minutes from time for lashing out at James McClean after the latter clattered into him.

Manchester City’s Aguero’s four-match ban confirmed FA

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London (AFP) Sergio Aguero's four-match suspension has been confirmed by the Football Association following his dismissal in Manchester City's loss to Chelsea.

City striker Aguero was shown a red card for a dangerous two-footed foul on Chelsea defender David Luiz, which led to a bust-up between players and coaches from both teams in the final moments of Saturday's Premier League clash at Eastlands.

Nottingham Forest owner quits Kuwait federation

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Kuwait City (AFP) Fawaz al-Hassawi, the owner of English Championship side Nottingham Forest, has resigned from his post as head of Kuwait's temporary football association, after just over three months in office.

Hassawi had been appointed in August after authorities dissolved Kuwait's Football Association amid a clampdown on sports governing bodies that triggered strong international criticism.

Aguero’s four-match ban confirmed by FA

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London (AFP) Sergio Aguero's four-match suspension has been confirmed by the Football Association following his dismissal in Manchester City's loss to Chelsea.

City striker Aguero was shown a red card for a dangerous two-footed foul on Chelsea defender David Luiz, which led to a bust-up between players and coaches from both teams in the final moments of Saturday's Premier League clash at Eastlands.

Aguero’s four-match ban confirmed by FA

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London (AFP) Sergio Aguero's four-match suspension has been confirmed by the Football Association following his dismissal in Manchester City's loss to Chelsea.

City striker Aguero was shown a red card for a dangerous two-footed foul on Chelsea defender David Luiz, which led to a bust-up between players and coaches from both teams in the final moments of Saturday's Premier League clash at Eastlands.

Sex abuse claims at ’55 English football clubs’

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London (AFP) Fifty-five league and non league clubs have been referred to police in the child sex abuse scandal that has shattered English football's image a source told The Observer newspaper on Sunday.

In other developments English football's embattled governing body the Football Association (FA) have been accused in The Sunday Mirror by Russell Davy, a former Charlton Athletic youth goalkeeper, of not replying to his letter in 1986 warning them of abuse by scout Eddie Heath.

Sex abuse claims at ’55 English football clubs’

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London (AFP) Fifty-five league and non league clubs have been referred to police in the child sex abuse scandal that has shattered English football's image a source told The Observer newspaper on Sunday.

In other developments English football's embattled governing body the Football Association (FA) have been accused in The Sunday Mirror by Russell Davy, a former Charlton Athletic youth goalkeeper, of not replying to his letter in 1986 warning them of abuse by scout Eddie Heath.

Mourinho banned from touchline for quarter-final

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was hit with a touchline ban for the second time this season and will have to watch Wednesday's League Cup quarter-final with West Ham from the stands.

The 53-year-old Portuguese, who served a one-match touchline ban earlier this season after an altercation with referee Mark Clattenburg, has also been fined £16,000 ($20,000, 19,000 euros) after accepting an improper conduct charge from the Football Association (FA).

Mourinho banned from touchline for quarter-final

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was hit with a touchline ban for the second time this season and will have to watch Wednesday's League Cup quarter-final with West Ham from the stands.

The 53-year-old Portuguese, who served a one-match touchline ban earlier this season after an altercation with referee Mark Clattenburg, has also been fined £16,000 ($20,000, 19,000 euros) after accepting an improper conduct charge from the Football Association (FA).

Southgate named England manager – FA

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London (AFP) Gareth Southgate is the new full-time England manager, the Football Association (FA) announced after a board meeting on Wednesday.

The 46-year-old, who has been in charge of the national team for four games on a temporary basis, signed a four-year contract which will take in both the 2018 World Cup and the 2020 European Championship.

FA expected to confirm Southgate as England boss

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London (AFP) Gareth Southgate is expected to be approved as the new England manager by Football Association chiefs on Wednesday, according to British media reports.

Southgate has been in interim charge since replacing Sam Allardyce in September after he was forced out just 67 days into his reign following a Daily Telegraph investigation into corruption in football.

FA expected to confirm Southgate as England boss

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London (AFP) Gareth Southgate is expected to be approved as the new England manager by Football Association chiefs on Wednesday, according to British media reports.

Southgate has been in interim charge since replacing Sam Allardyce in September after he was forced out just 67 days into his reign following a Daily Telegraph investigation into corruption in football.

Manchester United’s Mourinho charged by Football Association after dismissal

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London (AFP) Jose Mourinho has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association (FA) after being sent to the stands during Manchester United's 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Sunday, it was announced on Monday.

It is the third time this season the 53-year-old Portuguese has been charged by the FA he was suspended for a game and fined after an altercation with referee Mark Clattenburg and previously received a hefty fine for critical remarks about the appointment of another referee.

Manchester United’s Mourinho charged by Football Association after dismissal

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London (AFP) Jose Mourinho has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association (FA) after being sent to the stands during Manchester United's 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Sunday, it was announced on Monday.

It is the third time this season the 53-year-old Portuguese has been charged by the FA he was suspended for a game and fined after an altercation with referee Mark Clattenburg and previously received a hefty fine for critical remarks about the appointment of another referee.

Mourinho charged by FA after dismissal

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London (AFP) Jose Mourinho has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association (FA) after being sent to the stands during Manchester United's 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Sunday, it was announced on Monday.

It is the third time this season the 53-year-old Portuguese has been charged by the FA he was suspended for a game and fined after an altercation with referee Mark Clattenburg and previously received a hefty fine for critical remarks about the appointment of another referee.

Mourinho dismissal just ‘passion’, says Jones

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London (AFP) Manchester United centre-back Phil Jones has defended Jose Mourinho following the manager's latest dismissal, saying it was just an indication of his "passion".

Mourinho left himself exposed to the risk of sanctions from the Football Association after being sent to the stands for kicking a water bottle during United's 1-1 draw at home to West Ham United on Sunday.

England’s FA probes junior football sex abuse claims

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London (AFP) England's Football Association is investigating allegations of sexual abuse in junior football after several formers players came forward to say they were molested by youth coaches, it confirmed on Sunday.

The FA has appointed independent leading counsel Kate Gallafent, who is an expert in child protection, to assist it with an internal review of the allegations.

FA chairman regrets ‘appalling’ failure over abuse coach

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London (AFP) The chairman of England's Football Association said Thursday the governing body's failure to respond after a youth coach's conviction for sexually abusing young players was "appalling".

Barry Bennell, who worked for Crewe Alexandra, Manchester City, Stoke City and several junior teams in northwest England, was given a four-year sentence for raping a British boy on a football tour of Florida in 1994 and a nine-year sentence for 23 offences against six boys in England in 1998.

FA chairman regrets ‘appalling’ failure over abuse coach

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London (AFP) The chairman of England's Football Association said Thursday the governing body's failure to respond after a youth coach's conviction for sexually abusing young players was "appalling".

Barry Bennell, who worked for Crewe Alexandra, Manchester City, Stoke City and several junior teams in northwest England, was given a four-year sentence for raping a British boy on a football tour of Florida in 1994 and a nine-year sentence for 23 offences against six boys in England in 1998.

Leicester’s Drinkwater charged over Behrami clash

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London (AFP) Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been charged with violent conduct over an incident during his side's 2-1 defeat at Watford last weekend, the Football Association announced on Wednesday.

England international Drinkwater appeared to swing his elbow into Valon Behrami's face during the second half of Saturday's game at Vicarage Road and now faces a three-match ban.

Leicester’s Drinkwater charged over Behrami clash

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London (AFP) Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been charged with violent conduct over an incident during his side's 2-1 defeat at Watford last weekend, the Football Association announced on Wednesday.

England international Drinkwater appeared to swing his elbow into Valon Behrami's face during the second half of Saturday's game at Vicarage Road and now faces a three-match ban.

Southgate edges closer to England job with interview

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London (AFP) Gareth Southgate took another step towards becoming England's next full-time manager following a formal interview with Football Association officials on Monday.

Barring a late change of heart or the kind of damaging revelation that forced predecessor Sam Allardyce out of the job, Southgate could now be confirmed as England's new permanent manager when the FA board meets on November 30.

Southgate edges closer to England job with interview

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London (AFP) Gareth Southgate took another step towards becoming England's next full-time manager following a formal interview with Football Association officials on Monday.

Barring a late change of heart or the kind of damaging revelation that forced predecessor Sam Allardyce out of the job, Southgate could now be confirmed as England's new permanent manager when the FA board meets on November 30.

Guardiola has sympathy for drink row Rooney

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Wayne Rooney received support from an unlikely source when Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola revealed Friday he too drank alcohol while on international duty.

England captain Rooney publicly apologised after pictures taken in the early hours of the morning of him at a wedding party at the team hotel following a 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Scotland at Wembley last week were published by the Sun newspaper.

Guardiola has sympathy for drink row Rooney

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Wayne Rooney received support from an unlikely source when Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola revealed Friday he too drank alcohol while on international duty.

England captain Rooney publicly apologised after pictures taken in the early hours of the morning of him at a wedding party at the team hotel following a 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Scotland at Wembley last week were published by the Sun newspaper.

Southgate set for England interview Monday – reports

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London (AFP) Gareth Southgate is set to be interviewed for the full-time post of England manager on Monday, the BBC and several other British media organisations reported Friday.

Southgate, 46, was placed in interim charge after Sam Allardyce left the role in September.

His four games as caretaker boss yielded 2018 World Cup qualifying wins over Malta and Scotland, a draw with Slovenia and another draw in a friendly international against Spain at Wembley.

Southgate set for England interview Monday – reports

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London (AFP) Gareth Southgate is set to be interviewed for the full-time post of England manager on Monday, the BBC and several other British media organisations reported Friday.

Southgate, 46, was placed in interim charge after Sam Allardyce left the role in September.

His four games as caretaker boss yielded 2018 World Cup qualifying wins over Malta and Scotland, a draw with Slovenia and another draw in a friendly international against Spain at Wembley.

Rooney in a fix as Arsenal gun for Man United

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London (AFP) Damaged and derided, Wayne Rooney embodies Manchester United's delicate current predicament as they prepare for Arsenal's visit to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday.

Rooney has been splashed across Britain's newspapers this week after photographs emerged of him looking the worse for wear during a post-wedding party at the England team hotel last weekend.

Rooney in a fix as Arsenal gun for Man United

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London (AFP) Damaged and derided, Wayne Rooney embodies Manchester United's delicate current predicament as they prepare for Arsenal's visit to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday.

Rooney has been splashed across Britain's newspapers this week after photographs emerged of him looking the worse for wear during a post-wedding party at the England team hotel last weekend.

Southgate plans review after ‘drunk’ Rooney reports

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London (AFP) Gareth Southgate intends to review how England's players spend their free time if he secures the manager's job permanently after newspaper photographs showed captain Wayne Rooney allegedly drunk.

British tabloid The Sun published pictures of Manchester United skipper Rooney, 31, supposedly looking the worse for wear after "gatecrashing" a wedding last weekend.

Rooney ‘wedding crash’ incident prompts FA review

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London (AFP) England captain Wayne Rooney's conduct at the squad's hotel has led the Football Association to review its policy regarding players' free time and issue a warning Wednesday regarding "appropriate" behaviour.

Rooney started England's 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over arch-rivals Scotland at Wembley on Friday, a match in which he suffered a knee injury that ruled him out of Tuesday's 2-2 friendly draw at home to Spain.

Rooney ‘wedding crash’ incident prompts FA review

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London (AFP) England captain Wayne Rooney's conduct at the squad's hotel has led the Football Association to review its policy regarding players' free time and issue a warning Wednesday regarding "appropriate" behaviour.

Rooney started England's 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over arch-rivals Scotland at Wembley on Friday, a match in which he suffered a knee injury that ruled him out of Tuesday's 2-2 friendly draw at home to Spain.

Newcastle’s Shelvey contests FA charge

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London (AFP) Newcastle United and England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey pleaded not guilty to a Football Association (FA) misconduct charge on Wednesday.

Shelvey, accused of using abusive language towards an opponent that included reference to ethnicity, race or nationality, has requested a personal hearing.

Newcastle’s Shelvey contests FA charge

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London (AFP) Newcastle United and England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey pleaded not guilty to a Football Association (FA) misconduct charge on Wednesday.

Shelvey, accused of using abusive language towards an opponent that included reference to ethnicity, race or nationality, has requested a personal hearing.

FIFA bans top Qatari football official

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) FIFA's ethics tribunal on Wednesday banned top Qatari and Asia football official Saoud al-Mohannadi for one year for refusing to help in an investigation.

Al-Mohannadi is vice-president of the 2022 World Cup host nation's football association and had wanted to run for an Asian Football Confederatioin vice president's position this year as a first step to getting into FIFA.

No police action against former England football boss Allardyce

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London (AFP) Sam Allardyce will not face a police investigation over the newspaper sting operation that saw his time as England manager brought to an end after just one game in charge, it was announced Friday.

Allardyce, 62, was sacked following the publication by the Daily Telegraph in September of controversial comments made to undercover reporters.

Mourinho faces touchline ban as woes pile up

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho faces a touchline ban after being charged with misconduct for the second time in less than a week by the Football Association on Tuesday.

The outspoken Portuguese's latest brush with authority came after he was sent to the stands during Saturday's frustrating goalless draw home to Burnley.

Mourinho faces touchline ban as woes pile up

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho faces a touchline ban after being charged with misconduct for the second time in less than a week by the Football Association on Tuesday.

The outspoken Portuguese's latest brush with authority came after he was sent to the stands during Saturday's frustrating goalless draw home to Burnley.

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Mourinho Touchline Ban No Problem For Man United

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Jose Mourinho said his touchline ban made no difference as Manchester United claimed a first win in five Premier League games at Swansea.

Mourinho was banished to the stand in south Wales after accepting two Football Association misconduct charges.

But United made light of their manager's absence from the touchline as a blistering volley from Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic's double gave them a comfortable 3-1 victory.