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thefa.comEngland have moved up to fifth in the FIFA world rankings following their recent friendly wins against Spain and Sweden. Fabio Capello’s side ran out 1-0 winners in both games to move up from seventh in the standings, whilst world and European champions Spain hold onto top spot. Holland remain second but Germany have closed…
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fifa.comPFA Chief Executive Gordon Taylor has called on Sepp Blatter to step down over his stance on racism. The FIFA president came under fire from a number of quarters after claiming that racism ‘was not a problem on the pitch’ and any incident ‘should be settled with a handshake’ after the match. The 75-year-old later…
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England have slipped back to eighth place in the new FIFA world rankings – barely a month after they had moved up to fourth position. Copa America champions Uruguay, Portugal, Italy and Brazil have all moved ahead of England despite the fact Fabio Capello’s side have won back-to-back Euro 2012 qualifying matches against Bulgaria and…
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Bin Hammam Banned From Fifa Former FIFA board member Mohammed Bin Hammam has been banned from associating with any FIFA related board, competition or organization after being proven guilty on several bribery charges in his bid to become the new president of FIFA next year. The 62 year old Asian multi millionaire was suspected of…
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The FA are determined to finalise their plans of baning Premier League players from playing the week after the internationals, only if they fail to report on what is their duty - playing for their country. The FA has decided to put a stop to it, after they witnessed a massive number of player withdrawals.…
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MADCAP FIFA president Sepp Blatter aims to make some changes in the game, to review some general laws, focusing his attention at the Premier League. As far as Premier League is concerned, he said: "In my view, and this (the calendar) is something on which UEFA president Michel Platini agrees, domestic championships are too long…
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Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he wants to set up an anti-corruption committee to police world football's governing body. The move comes after allegations of corruption dogged Fifa throughout the bidding process and voting for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Blatter said: "This committee will strengthen our credibility and give us a new image…
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The world footballers' union believes that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar should be moved to winter instead of the summer. With temperatures reaching 50C in the Gulf during summer, FIFPro is said to be pleased that FIFA are considering changing the tournament's date due to the issue of the heat. The president of the…
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Seongnam Ilhwa 0 vs 3 Inter Highlights Fifa Club World Cup semi-finals December 15, 2010 5:00:00 PM Referee:‬ R. Moreno‎ Attendance:‬ 35995‎ Goals: 3' [0 : 1] Dejan Stankovic 32' [0 : 2] Javier Zanetti 73' [0 : 3] Diego Milito Cards: 31' Sasa Ognenovski Inter Milan FC, European and Italian champions reached the finals…
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Goal-line technology will not be on the agenda when football's law-makers meet in Wales later this week. The technical sub-committee of the International Football Association Board will meet in Cardiff on Wednesday, but as planned back in May, there will only be one item on the agenda and that will be the continuing experiment with…
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FIFA settled the debate over the star performers at SA2010, with champions Spain dominating. Voters were asked to pick their favourite starting XI in a classic 4-4-2 formation and also appoint their top coach from the 32 that featured in South Africa. World champions Spain are represented by coach Vicente del Bosque as well as…
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The record number of yellow cards in Sunday's World Cup final was not the fault of the Netherlands - but Fifa. The claim has come from Oranje midfielder Nigel de Jong. He was lucky not to be sent off against Spain for a chest-high lunge at Xabi Alonso. It was typical of the Netherlands' first-half…