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FIFA open disciplinary proceedings against Alli over finger gesture

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London (AFP) – England’s Dele Alli could face a suspension after FIFA on Friday confirmed it had opened disciplinary proceedings over the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder’s obscene gesture during a World Cup qualifier.

Alli stuck his middle finger up during the national side’s match against Slovakia on Monday but said after the game the hand signal had been directed at teammate Kyle Walker as a joke.

FIFA open disciplinary proceedings against Alli over finger gesture

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London (AFP) – England’s Dele Alli could face a suspension after FIFA on Friday confirmed it had opened disciplinary proceedings over the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder’s obscene gesture during a World Cup qualifier.

Alli stuck his middle finger up during the national side’s match against Slovakia on Monday but said after the game the hand signal had been directed at teammate Kyle Walker as a joke.

FIFA investigate Dele Alli middle finger gesture

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London (AFP) – FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli after the player was caught making an obscene gesture during an England match, the world governing body announced on Friday.

Alli stuck his middle finger up during the national side’s World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on Monday but said after the game the gesture had been directed at teammate Kyle Walker as a joke.

FIFA investigate Dele Alli middle finger gesture

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London (AFP) – FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli after the player was caught making an obscene gesture during an England match, the world governing body announced on Friday.

Alli stuck his middle finger up during the national side’s World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on Monday but said after the game the gesture had been directed at teammate Kyle Walker as a joke.

Former Swiss banker pleads guilty in FIFA corruption case

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Former Swiss Banker Jorge Luis Arzuaga has admitted of paying millions of dollars in bribes to Fifa’s former senior executive Julio Grondona, chairman of football’s world governing body’s finance committee and president of the Argentinian football association, the Guardian report.

Following US investigation into Fifa-related corruption, Jorge Luis Arzuaga pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy charge on Thursday.

FIFA announces $369 million loss with worse to come

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Zurich (AFP) – FIFA on Friday announced a $369 million loss for 2016, a second straight annual deficit, as it recovers from scandals that have rocked world football and acknowledged it had to use hundreds of millions of dollars of its reserves.

The game’s world governing body blamed the cost of investigating the scandals, bad investments and accounting changes.

Wales, N. Ireland FAs charged over poppy tributes

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London (AFP) FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Wales and Northern Ireland over the display of commemorative poppy symbols in their recent matches, the world governing body announced on Wednesday.

Both countries' football associations opted against allowing their players to wear black armbands with poppy symbols, but they have been charged anyway.

Top FIFA doctor Dvorak retires after 22 years

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA's chief medical officer Jiri Dvorak on Wednesday stepped down from his post after 22 years in the job, football's world governing body announced.

The 68-year-old is the latest figure from FIFA's 'old guard' to step down from the organisation.

FIFA said it would develop the work Dvorak had accomplished in its future drive for improvements, especially in his developments in the campaign to stamp out doping.

New FIFA secretary general vows to improve game’s ‘tarnished image’

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Paris (AFP) FIFA's new secretary general Fatma Samoura on Saturday vowed "to help footballrestore its tarnished image" following a spate of scandals within the game's world governing body.

"My goal is to support the programme of president Gianni (Infantino) and to help football restore its tarnished image," the Senegalese UN diplomat, named Friday as FIFA's first ever female secretary general, told AFP.

New FIFA secretary general vows to improve game’s ‘tarnished image’

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Paris (AFP) FIFA's new secretary general Fatma Samoura on Saturday vowed "to help footballrestore its tarnished image" following a spate of scandals within the game's world governing body.

"My goal is to support the programme of president Gianni (Infantino) and to help football restore its tarnished image," the Senegalese UN diplomat, named Friday as FIFA's first ever female secretary general, told AFP.

Investigators used special software to find Blatter and Platini’s secret payment

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FIFA investigators used special software for financial watchdogs to catch the $2 million transfer that led to the ban on Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, a source close to soccer's world governing body said. Unleashing the Swiss-developed program which can analyze thousands of accounts in double quick time highlights the lengths now being taken to track doubtful money transfers in world soccer.

Investigators used special software to find Blatter and Platini’s secret payment

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FIFA investigators used special software for financial watchdogs to catch the $2 million transfer that led to the ban on Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, a source close to soccer's world governing body said. Unleashing the Swiss-developed program which can analyze thousands of accounts in double quick time highlights the lengths now being taken to track doubtful money transfers in world soccer.

Referees Now On The List For Doping

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Everyone in football gets a pee test from time to time. Adrian Mutu even has a permanent chip planted upon his person by WADA, FIFA, CONI and a few other acronyms yet to be discovered. Rules of the game, of course, and it's only fair.

However, it was just for the players on the pitch. Now referees can enjoy a nice little tap on the shoulder after a random fixture of dealing with incredulously unsympathetic professional athletes whose only perceivable viewpoint is their own.

Will Wenger be Satisfied with FIFA’s new Insurance offer?

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Over the years, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has done his fair share of complaining over international fixtures. This is mainly because many players are injured while playing for their countries and return to their clubs on crutches. You can't really blame him, but he also says young players need to gain experience and what better way to do so than playing in major football tournaments.

Why FIFA’s outrageous ruling on England shirts is poppycock

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Why FIFA's outrageous ruling on England shirts is poppycock

Sepp Blatter and FIFA claim they act "for the good of the game". Then it's about time they proved it. FIFA's outrageous decision to ban England from wearing a special poppy-incorporated kit in Saturday's Wembley friendly with Spain not only defies belief, it makes a mockery of everything the world governing body claims to represent.

Emirates Airlines worries that FIFA has hurt its long term brand

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One of FIFA's biggest sponsors, Emirates Airlines, is concerned that the sponsorship deal with the world governing body of football has caused long term damage to its brand.

Ireland 2-1 Armenia: Presumably FAI Will Ask UEFA For Replay After Dreadful Refereeing Decision? (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy


Three years after Thierry Henry's infamous handball in France's World Cup play-off with the Republic of Ireland, the Irish finally received some kind of footballing karma at the Aviva Stadium, courtesy of another appalling refereeing decision, this time by Spanish official Eduardo Ganzalez.

Jack Warner is officially out of friends

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The news from a few days ago that FIFA have torn up the World Cup TV contract with the Caribbean Football Union is the clearest indication that former CONCACAF president Jack Warner has run out of friends at the world governing body. FIFA's explanation for the decision was that they were made aware that the rights deal was sublicensed by one of Warner's companies, JD International, and therefore posed a conflict of interest.

FIFA: More words of resignation about this organisation

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FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner, whom allegations of corruption were made, has resigned from his post at football's world governing body. Any chance that this move could be seen as a positive development within the upper echelons of the game have been completely overridden by the words expressed by FIFA itself in the aftermath of his resignation.

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.

FIFA bans female soccer players from wearing hijab

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In the same week that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced her Women's World Cup initiative, aimed at empowering girls and women around the world through sports, comes news that FIFA, the world governing body for soccer, has disqualified the Iranian women's team from their Olympic qualifying match for showing up to play wearing the hijab.

Changing FIFA Is All in the Money

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FIFA's carefully constructed house of cards continued to crumble over the weekend, much to the joy of football fans the world over. It's not like the vapid corruption in football's world governing body is some kind of secret, it's just been too powerful and to organized to collapse under the weight of it's own idiocracy.

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Morocco to bid for 2026 World Cup – Federation

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Rabat (AFP) – Morocco’s football federation (FRMF) announced on Friday it had told the sport’s world governing body FIFA it will bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

It would be Morocco’s fifth candidacy having come up short already in 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010.

In April, the United States, Canada and Mexico had already announced a joint North American bid to host the tournament.

England, Scotland go through with poppy tribute

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London (AFP) England captain Wayne Rooney and Scotland counterpart Darren Fletcher led out teams sporting black armbands with red poppy motifs for Friday's World Cup qualifier, paying a commemorative war dead tribute at Wembley that leaves both nations at risk of FIFA sanctions.

Football's world governing body has warned the move could contravene rules banning "political, religious or personal slogans, statements or images".

England, Scotland go through with poppy tribute

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London (AFP) England captain Wayne Rooney and Scotland counterpart Darren Fletcher led out teams sporting black armbands with red poppy motifs for Friday's World Cup qualifier, paying a commemorative war dead tribute at Wembley that leaves both nations at risk of FIFA sanctions.

Football's world governing body has warned the move could contravene rules banning "political, religious or personal slogans, statements or images".

England’s players want to wear poppies – Kane

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) England's players are pleased they will be able to wear commemorative poppies in Friday's World Cup qualifier against Scotland, striker Harry Kane said on Tuesday.

World governing body FIFA forbids teams from wearing political, commercial or religious symbols during matches and has warned England and Scotland they could face sanctions if they defy the directive.

England’s players want to wear poppies: Kane

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) England's players are pleased they will be able to wear commemorative poppies in Friday's World Cup qualifier against Scotland, striker Harry Kane said on Tuesday.

World governing body FIFA forbids teams from wearing political, commercial or religious symbols during matches and has warned England and Scotland they could face sanctions if they defy the directive.

England’s players want to wear poppies: Kane

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) England's players are pleased they will be able to wear commemorative poppies in Friday's World Cup qualifier against Scotland, striker Harry Kane said on Tuesday.

World governing body FIFA forbids teams from wearing political, commercial or religious symbols during matches and has warned England and Scotland they could face sanctions if they defy the directive.

New FIFA secretary general vows to improve game’s ‘tarnished image’

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Paris (AFP) FIFA's new secretary general Fatma Samoura on Saturday vowed "to help footballrestore its tarnished image" following a spate of scandals within the game's world governing body.

"My goal is to support the programme of president Gianni (Infantino) and to help football restore its tarnished image," the Senegalese UN diplomat, named Friday as FIFA's first ever female secretary general, told AFP.

New FIFA secretary general vows to improve game’s ‘tarnished image’

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Paris (AFP) FIFA's new secretary general Fatma Samoura on Saturday vowed "to help footballrestore its tarnished image" following a spate of scandals within the game's world governing body.

"My goal is to support the programme of president Gianni (Infantino) and to help football restore its tarnished image," the Senegalese UN diplomat, named Friday as FIFA's first ever female secretary general, told AFP.

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FIFA distances itself from Spain strip poker robbery allegations

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FIFA has refused to be drawn on allegations that members of Spain's Confederations Cup squad were robbed at their team hotel following a game of strip poker. The Spanish Football Federation has denied that the robbery was linked to a party with women following the victory over Uruguay. It admits six players were robbed but [.

First Woman Appointed to FIFA ExCo

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FIFA, the world governing body of soccer, has co-opted a woman to its executive committee for the first time. Lydia Nsekera, the president of the Burundi Football Association, will be installed as the co-opted executive committee member at the 62nd FIFA Congress this week with the formal election of a woman on the committee to follow at next year's Congress.

Riedl Wants His Cash

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Alfred Riedl reminded the Indonesian Football Association on Wednesday that it had been a week since he was fired as national team coach and he was still waiting to get paid.

Riedl and former assistant coach Wolfgang Pikal dropped by unannounced at the office of the association, known as the PSSI.

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The Nonsense Continues

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Tuesday's dueling news conferences offered viewers a microcosm of the twisting tale that is Indonesian football.

Amid the hubbub over the sensational arrival of former national team coach Alfred Riedl, the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) suddenly shifted course and said it would once again allow players from the breakaway Indonesian Super League to turn out for the Merah Putih.

FIFA Donates $250,000 To Egypt Violence Families

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A week after deadly clashes at the end of an Egyptian league match between Ahl-Masry and Al-Ahli turned tragic when Al-Ahli fans were attacked and killed by Masry supporters, football's world governing body FIFA has responded by donating over $250,000 to families of those affected by the violence.

Beer ‘must be sold’ at Brazil World Cup, says Fifa

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Beer must be sold at all venues hosting matches in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, football's world governing body, Fifa, has insisted.

PSSI Have New Leadership

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Solo. Indonesian football received some much-needed closure on Saturday as career football figure Djohar Arifin Husin was elected as the new chairman of the game's governing body.

With the threat of being banished from international competition looming over the proceedings, Djohar handily won the election to take the top job at the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI).

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Some A League Thoughts

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When it comes to countries nutty about sport, few are nuttier than the Australians. Australia; where a horse race can bring the county to a standstill; where men in tight, very tight shorts chase an odd shaped ball are often cheered on by 70,000 nutty spectators; where two types of rugby are popular and they excel in both.

FIFA reject FA’s poppy plea

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FIFA reject FA's poppy plea

The world governing body say the move would "jeopardise the neutrality of football"

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FIFA's Blatter wins new term at helm of scandal-ridden FIFA

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The whistleblower and the beneficiary: FIFA Executive Committe member Chuck Blazer, left, and newly-relected FIFA president Joseph Blatter in Zurich today where Blatter was elected to a final term as president of the world governing body of soccer (AP Photo).

Last man standing:

ZURICH (AP) -- Sepp Blatter was re-elected FIFA president on Wednesday after a major bribery scandal left him as the only candidate to deal with a sport reeling from a wave of corruption allegations.