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Dier wants England football fans to be ‘respectful’

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London (AFP) – Eric Dier has called on England fans to back the team in the “right way” following the offensive behaviour of some travelling supporters during Wednesday’s friendly international loss in Germany.

England’s 1-0 defeat in Dortmund was overshadowed by away fans booing the German national anthem and singing unsavoury songs about the Second World War.

Dier wants England football fans to be ‘respectful’

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London (AFP) – Eric Dier has called on England fans to back the team in the “right way” following the offensive behaviour of some travelling supporters during Wednesday’s friendly international loss in Germany.

England’s 1-0 defeat in Dortmund was overshadowed by away fans booing the German national anthem and singing unsavoury songs about the Second World War.

England’s Smalling out of Lithuania qualifier

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London (AFP) – Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is injured and will play no part in England’s World Cup qualifier with Lithuania on Sunday, the Football Association said on Friday.

In his place Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson got his first senior England call-up for the match at Wembley.

England’s Smalling out of Lithuania qualifier

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London (AFP) – Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is injured and will play no part in England’s World Cup qualifier with Lithuania on Sunday, the Football Association said on Friday.

In his place Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson got his first senior England call-up for the match at Wembley.

Manchester City charged with failing to control players: FA

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London (AFP) – Manchester City face a charge of failing to control their players by the Football Association for their surrounding the referee Michael Oliver when he awarded a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday.

Oliver, the same referee who was surrounded by Manchester United players in the fractious FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea last week and resulted in the club being fined £20,000 (23,000 euros, $24,700), awarded a penalty to Liverpool when he judged Gael Clichy to have fouled Roberto Firmino in the 50th minute.

Man Utd charged over FA Cup tie conduct

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London (AFP) – Manchester United were charged on Tuesday by the Football Association (FA) with failing to control their players during the explosive FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea, English football’s ruling body said.

United’s Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera was sent off in the first half shortly after referee Michael Oliver warned captain Chris Smalling about the continual fouling of Chelsea’s playmaker Eden Hazard.

Man Utd charged over FA Cup tie conduct

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London (AFP) – Manchester United were charged on Tuesday by the Football Association (FA) with failing to control their players during the explosive FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea, English football’s ruling body said.

United’s Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera was sent off in the first half shortly after referee Michael Oliver warned captain Chris Smalling about the continual fouling of Chelsea’s playmaker Eden Hazard.

Man United charged with failing to control players: FA

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London (AFP) – Manchester United were charged on Tuesday by the Football Association (FA) with failing to control their players during the explosive FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea, English football’s ruling body said.

United’s Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera was sent off in the first half shortly after referee Michael Oliver warned captain Chris Smalling about the continual fouling of Chelsea’s playmaker Eden Hazard.

Man United charged with failing to control players: FA

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London (AFP) – Manchester United were charged on Tuesday by the Football Association (FA) with failing to control their players during the explosive FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea, English football’s ruling body said.

United’s Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera was sent off in the first half shortly after referee Michael Oliver warned captain Chris Smalling about the continual fouling of Chelsea’s playmaker Eden Hazard.

Tottenham and Millwall to assist FA with probe into Son abuse

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur and Millwall have both promised to assist a Football Association inquiry into the racist abuse directed towards Spurs forward Son Heung-Min during Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final.

South Korea star Son was taunted by Millwall supporters during Tottenham’s 6-0 victory at White Hart Lane and responded to the jibes with a hat-trick against the third-tier side.

Tottenham and Millwall to assist FA with probe into Son abuse

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur and Millwall have both promised to assist a Football Association inquiry into the racist abuse directed towards Spurs forward Son Heung-Min during Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final.

South Korea star Son was taunted by Millwall supporters during Tottenham’s 6-0 victory at White Hart Lane and responded to the jibes with a hat-trick against the third-tier side.

Bournemouth’s Howe backs banned ‘gentle giant’ Mings over stamp

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London (AFP) – Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has come to the defence of “gentle giant” Tyrone Mings, saying Friday the defender did not deserve his five-match ban for stamping on Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Mings was suspended by the Football Association on Wednesday for standing on the head of the veteran forward during last weekend’s 1-1 draw in the Premier League at Old Trafford.

Mings gets five-game ban for Ibrahimovic stamp

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London (AFP) – Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings has been given a five-match ban for stamping on the head of Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Football Association said on Wednesday.

Bournemouth said they were “extremely disappointed” with the decision, which they described as “extraordinary”.

Mings gets five-game ban for Ibrahimovic stamp

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London (AFP) – Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings has been given a five-match ban for stamping on the head of Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Football Association said on Wednesday.

Bournemouth said they were “extremely disappointed” with the decision, which they described as “extraordinary”.

Fourth sub introduced for FA Cup’s latter stages

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London (AFP) – Teams competing in the latter stages of this season’s FA Cup will be able to use a fourth substitute in extra-time, the Football Association announced on Friday.

The English FA last year agreed to play a lead role in testing the idea, which was proposed by football’s law-making-body the International Football Association Board (IFAB).

Argentina pays players to avert strike

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentina’s government said Thursday it paid $22 million dollars to the country’s Football Association to avert a players’ strike over unpaid wages that threatened to disrupt the new season.

The Argentina Footballers’ Union (AFA) had threatened to strike on the first day of the season Friday in a dispute over redistribution of broadcasting revenues.

Pie escapade ends in tears for Sutton United keeper

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London (AFP) – Laughter turned to tears for Sutton United’s reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw on Tuesday as he left the club after it emerged the Football Association had launched an investigation into whether their betting rules had been breached.

The FA and the Gambling Commission launched their separate inquiries over claims Shaw’s eating of a pie in the final minutes of the 2-0 loss to Arsenal in their FA Cup fifth round clash on Monday had been so friends of his could win a bet.

Pie escapade ends in tears for Sutton United keeper

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London (AFP) – Laughter turned to tears for Sutton United’s reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw on Tuesday as he left the club after it emerged the Football Association had launched an investigation into whether their betting rules had been breached.

The FA and the Gambling Commission launched their separate inquiries over claims Shaw’s eating of a pie in the final minutes of the 2-0 loss to Arsenal in their FA Cup fifth round clash on Monday had been so friends of his could win a bet.

Sutton United keeper may have bitten off more than he can chew

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London (AFP) – Sutton United’s reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw is not only in hot water with his club but also it emerged on Tuesday with the Football Association for eating a pie in the final minutes of the FA Cup clash with Arsenal.

The portly 46-year-old - a former Southampton youth team-mate of England icon Alan Shearer - told the ‘Daily Mail’ that while he had not had a bet at odds of 8/1 of him being caught on camera eating a pie several of his friends had.

Sutton United keeper may have bitten off more than he can chew

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London (AFP) – Sutton United’s reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw is not only in hot water with his club but also it emerged on Tuesday with the Football Association for eating a pie in the final minutes of the FA Cup clash with Arsenal.

The portly 46-year-old - a former Southampton youth team-mate of England icon Alan Shearer - told the ‘Daily Mail’ that while he had not had a bet at odds of 8/1 of him being caught on camera eating a pie several of his friends had.

Manchester City fined £35,000 for doping rules breach

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London (AFP) – Manchester City have been fined £35,000 ($44,000, 41,000 euros) after accepting they breached Football Association rules on anti-doping.

A statement issued by the FA, English football’s governing body, on Thursday said City had failed to ensure their “club whereabouts” information was accurate.

Manchester City fined £35,000 for doping rules breach

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London (AFP) – Manchester City have been fined £35,000 ($44,000, 41,000 euros) after accepting they breached Football Association rules on anti-doping.

A statement issued by the FA, English football’s governing body, on Thursday said City had failed to ensure their “club whereabouts” information was accurate.

Man City fined £35,000 for doping rules breach

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London (AFP) – Manchester City have been fined £35,000 ($44,000, 41,000 euros) after accepting they breached Football Association rules on anti-doping.

A statement issued by the FA, English football’s governing body, on Thursday said City had failed to ensure their “club whereabouts” information was accurate.

Man City fined £35,000 for doping rules breach

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London (AFP) – Manchester City have been fined £35,000 ($44,000, 41,000 euros) after accepting they breached Football Association rules on anti-doping.

A statement issued by the FA, English football’s governing body, on Thursday said City had failed to ensure their “club whereabouts” information was accurate.

FA council member slammed over ‘ethnic minority’ comments

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London (AFP) – Anti-racism campaigners Kick It Out will complain to the Football Association after one of its council members made controversial comments about the involvement of “ethnic minorities” in reform of the English game’s governing body.

The FA already found itself under fire this week after the House of Commons passed a “no confidence” motion in the organisation’s ability to reform itself, with criticism its board is failing to reflect and represent the diversity of the game.

FA council member slammed over ‘ethnic minority’ comments

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London (AFP) – Anti-racism campaigners Kick It Out will complain to the Football Association after one of its council members made controversial comments about the involvement of “ethnic minorities” in reform of the English game’s governing body.

The FA already found itself under fire this week after the House of Commons passed a “no confidence” motion in the organisation’s ability to reform itself, with criticism its board is failing to reflect and represent the diversity of the game.

Wales appeal FIFA poppy mosaic fine

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London (AFP) – The Football Association of Wales will appeal against the fine imposed by FIFA over the displaying of commemorative symbols during a Wales game, the organisation announced on Friday.

The FAW was fined 20,000 Swiss francs ($19,960, 18,750 euros) after a wreath and poppy mosaic were displayed in memory of Britain’s war dead during a World Cup qualifier against Serbia in Cardiff last November.

Avram Grant resigns as Ghana manager

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Accra (AFP) – Ghana coach Avram Grant has quit after more than two years in charge, a member of the country’s football association told AFP on Tuesday.

“Avram Grant has informed the Ghana Football Association of his decision to step down as head coach of the Black Stars,” said Osei Kwaku Palmer.

Wenger given four-game ban for touchline row

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London (AFP) Arsene Wenger was given a four-game touchline ban with "immediate effect" by the Football Association on Friday after accepting a misconduct charge following an incident that saw the veteran Arsenal manager sent off in Sunday's dramatic win over Burnley.

Wenger was sent to the stands by referee Jon Moss after allegedly using abusive or insulting language towards fourth official Anthony Taylor after Burnley were given a stoppage-time penalty at the Emirates Stadium.

Mourinho eyes Wenger’s FA charge

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho intends to keep a close watch on how the Football Association deal with the misconduct charge facing Arsene Wenger.

Manchester United manager Mourinho is keen to ensure Wenger is dealt with correctly after the Arsenal boss was accused of verbally abusing and pushing a fourth official during a win against Burnley on Sunday.

Mourinho eyes Wenger’s FA charge

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho intends to keep a close watch on how the Football Association deal with the misconduct charge facing Arsene Wenger.

Manchester United manager Mourinho is keen to ensure Wenger is dealt with correctly after the Arsenal boss was accused of verbally abusing and pushing a fourth official during a win against Burnley on Sunday.

Arsenal boss Wenger hit with misconduct charge

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London (AFP) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was charged with misconduct by England's governing Football Association on Monday after an alleged altercation with the fourth official during Sunday's 2-1 Premier League win over Burnley.

The veteran French boss was dismissed from his technical area by referee Jon Moss after being angered by the award of a stoppage-time penalty to Burnley, having allegedly verbally abused fourth official Anthony Taylor.

Arsenal boss Wenger hit with misconduct charge

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London (AFP) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was charged with misconduct by England's governing Football Association on Monday after an alleged altercation with the fourth official during Sunday's 2-1 Premier League win over Burnley.

The veteran French boss was dismissed from his technical area by referee Jon Moss after being angered by the award of a stoppage-time penalty to Burnley, having allegedly verbally abused fourth official Anthony Taylor.

Wenger apologises but could still face ban

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London (AFP) Arsene Wenger apologised after he was sent off and then shoved the fourth official during Arsenal's dramatic 2-1 win over Burnley but could still face a significant ban.

Having taken the lead through Shkodran Mustafi's first goal for the club on Sunday, Arsenal saw Granit Xhaka dismissed for a needless foul and then nearly imploded as Andre Gray struck from the spot following Francis Coquelin's foul on Ashley Barnes.

FA examine retrospective diving ban

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London (AFP) Players in English football found guilty of diving could face retrospective bans from the Football Association, The Times newspaper reported Tuesday.

In neighbouring Scotland, players can receive a two-match ban if they are found to have won a significant advantage for their team by tricking the referee by diving or simulation.

FA examine retrospective diving ban

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London (AFP) Players in English football found guilty of diving could face retrospective bans from the Football Association, The Times newspaper reported Tuesday.

In neighbouring Scotland, players can receive a two-match ban if they are found to have won a significant advantage for their team by tricking the referee by diving or simulation.

Man City’s Bacary Sagna fined £40,000 over referee comment

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London (AFP) Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna was fined £40,000 ($49,439, 46,214 euros) and warned about his future conduct by the Football Association on Tuesday after making an Instagram post that questioned referee Lee Mason's impartiality.

Sagna, 32, posted a photo with the caption "10 against 12.

Man City’s Bacary Sagna fined £40,000 over referee comment

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London (AFP) Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna was fined £40,000 ($49,439, 46,214 euros) and warned about his future conduct by the Football Association on Tuesday after making an Instagram post that questioned referee Lee Mason's impartiality.

Sagna, 32, posted a photo with the caption "10 against 12.

Jose Mourinho says he is calmer than Jurgen Klopp

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho claims he is a calmer manager than Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, despite having been sent to the stands twice for disciplinary reasons this season.

United manager Mourinho has guided his team to nine successive wins in all competitions, and even though they are currently sixth, they could make up significant ground on the Premier League's top four by beating Liverpool on Sunday.

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Blow for Manchester United: Zlatan Ibrahimovic to serve three-match ban

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Swede striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, will miss Manchester United's next three domestic games after he accepted his Football Association charge for violent conduct.

Ibrahimovic has been one of the top performers for United this season and has scored 26 goals in all competitions.

The FA had chargedboth Ibrahimovic and Tyrone Mings for separate incidents that took place during Manchester United's Premier League clash last Saturday.