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Russian FA fined 30,000 Swiss francs for racist chants at France match

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Paris (AFP) – Russia’s football association has been fined 30,000 Swiss francs (25,000 euros) following racist chants by supporters during a friendly between the World Cup hosts and France in March, FIFA said on Tuesday.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele were the target of monkey chants during the match in Saint Petersburg, a 3-1 victory for France.

Russian FA fined 30,000 Swiss francs for racist chants at France match

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Paris (AFP) – Russia’s football association has been fined 30,000 Swiss francs (25,000 euros) following racist chants by supporters during a friendly between the World Cup hosts and France in March, FIFA said on Tuesday.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele were the target of monkey chants during the match in Saint Petersburg, a 3-1 victory for France.

FIFA punishes five clubs, and Laos, over player deals

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Lausanne (AFP) – Lisbon clubs Benfica and Sporting, Spanish teams Celta Vigo and Rayo Vallecano, Al Arabi of Qatar and the Lao Football Federation were on Thursday punished by FIFA over player deals.

Football’s world ruling body FIFA ruled the four Iberian clubs broke the rules on third-party ownership (TPO) of players, which is banned.

FIFA punishes five clubs, and Laos, over player deals

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Lausanne (AFP) – Lisbon clubs Benfica and Sporting, Spanish teams Celta Vigo and Rayo Vallecano, Al Arabi of Qatar and the Lao Football Federation were on Thursday punished by FIFA over player deals.

Football’s world ruling body FIFA ruled the four Iberian clubs broke the rules on third-party ownership (TPO) of players, which is banned.

FIFA inform US and Swiss authorities over Blatter enrichment

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Zurich (AFP) World football governing body FIFA is informing US and Swiss authorities about disgraced former president Sepp Blatter and deputies Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner for trying to "enrich themselves" with $80 million.

FIFA said on Friday they have passed on the information to Swiss prosecutors and will also inform US authorities, the two countries where criminal investigations into corruption at the scandal-tainted body are ongoing.

FIFA inform US and Swiss authorities over Blatter enrichment

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Zurich (AFP) World football governing body FIFA is informing US and Swiss authorities about disgraced former president Sepp Blatter and deputies Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner for trying to "enrich themselves" with $80 million.

FIFA said on Friday they have passed on the information to Swiss prosecutors and will also inform US authorities, the two countries where criminal investigations into corruption at the scandal-tainted body are ongoing.

FIFA bans Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini from soccer for eight years

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A FIFA ethics tribunal on Monday banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years saying they had abused their positions over a 2 million Swiss francs payment made to Platini.

The sentence against the two most powerful men in football stunningly highlighted the troubles faced by the world's most popular sport where billions of dollars have been invested in recent years.

FIFA bans Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini from soccer for eight years

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A FIFA ethics tribunal on Monday banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years saying they had abused their positions over a 2 million Swiss francs payment made to Platini.

The sentence against the two most powerful men in football stunningly highlighted the troubles faced by the world's most popular sport where billions of dollars have been invested in recent years.

FIFA is a corrupt den of thieves: The ISL kickbacks

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The first family of crime: FIFA

The Guardian has a report on the International Sports Media and Marketing aka ISL, the now infamously bankrupt sports marketing company founded by Horst Dassler in the 1970s paying former FIFA president, Joao Havelange and his son-in-law, Ricardo Teixeira, a FIFA executive and former CBF president, millions of dollars in kickbacks for awarding them the 2002 and 2006 World Cup marketing and TV rights worth billions of dollars.

A Warning To Indonesia

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ZURICH - FIFA has kicked Myanmar out of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup as punishment for crowd violence at a 2014 qualifier in July.

Fans threw stones and water bottles onto the field during Myanamar's game against Oman on July 28, forcing the referee to abandon the match.

Oman was leading 2-0 at the time and was awarded the victory by that score.

Somehow Hating FIFA More

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The overwhelming issue with FIFA is they suck. Tis the official diagnostic abstract, and undoubtedly accepted by scholars and leading men alike Henry Kissinger too across the globe. In fact, FIFA sucking any more would seem akin to Xavi misplacing a pass just impossible.

And yet, somehow they've found a means through which we can all hate them a little bit more:

Increasing international friendly dates.

Tottenham Hotspur

Cockerel-killing Hajduk Split fan comes clean over Tottenham animal cruelty

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A Croatian football fan has solved one of football folklore's greatest mysteries by revealed that it was he who killed a live rooster on the pitch ahead of a Tottenham Hotspur match. The bizarre incident happened ahead of a UEFA Cup semi-final against Hajduk Split in 1984. The Croatian side were fined 3,000 Swiss francs [.

Tottenham’s 1984 UEFA Cup ‘Chicken-Choker Mystery’ Solved: Hadjuk Split Fan Confesses To Murder Most Fowl

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By Chris Wright

Back in 1984, Tottenham's UEFA Cup semi-final against Hajduk Split was forever besmirched by the image of an irate Split fan encroaching onto the pitch and breaking a live cockerel's neck before kick-off. The protest was seen as a 'hostile act' by UEFA, who duly fined the Croatian club 3,000 Swiss francs and banned them from playing home games within a 300km radius of their Poljud stadium for a fair old while.

The Rest

Sepp Blatter wants no rules on a day of accountability

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In the space of a few minutes we saw the world of football hand down verdicts on a former England captain clearing him of racism charges and then to one its most storied clubs, devastating them with demotion to the lowest division for financial manipulation.

A brave, new world for the sport as it demanded accountability from its practitioners.

A creepy fake Sepp Blatter dances to the tune of FIFA’s ‘exploitation’ of Brazil

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Swiss charitable organization Solidar Suisse has launched a campaign targeting FIFA's habit of holding World Cups that saddle a country with debt while they profit. The campaign includes the video above, which shows a nightmarish fake Sepp Blatter dancing to a parody of Michel Telo's "Ai Se Eu Te Pego.

Football news in brief

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Football news in brief

• Everton agree short-term deal for Marcus Hahnemann • Kenny Dalglish says people are obsessed with Andy Carroll Everton The USA goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann has joined Everton on a short-term deal. Hahnemann has signed a contract with the Merseyside club until January after being released by Wolves in the summer.

Copa America Trophy in Miami - Play Guru del Futbol Copa America

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COPA AMERICA TROPHY ON DISPLAY AT AVENTURA MALL THIS WEEKEND
AVENTURA, Fla. – June 30, 2011 – Copa America kicks off in Argentina on Friday, but South Florida residents and visitors will have a unique opportunity to view the soccer tournament's prestigious trophy this weekend at Aventura Mall.

Grasshoppers to leave Zurich after 125 years

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ZURICH, Switzerland  The Swiss club Grasshoppers says it must leave Zurich after 125 years because talks with authorities over rent and operating costs have broken down. The 27-time champions are exploring stadium-sharing options next season with clubs in Aarau and Emmen. Club officials say the city has refused to reduce annual rent at Letzigrund [.