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Barclays to double investment in English women's football
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Barclays to double investment in English women's football

The bank has extended a deal till 2025 to be the title sponsor of the Women's Super League and it will also now be linked to the second-tier Championship.

FA to have first female chair with Debbie Hewitt replacing Greg Clarke as head of English football’s governing body
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FA to have first female chair with Debbie Hewitt replacing Greg Clarke as head of English football’s governing body

Should she have her nomination confirmed by the FA Council on 22 July, she will be a permanent successor to Clarke, as the governing body — founded in 1863 — strives to make football more inclusive.

Champions League: UK open to hosting all-English final after Turkey travel ban
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Champions League: UK open to hosting all-English final after Turkey travel ban

The English FA were in talks with European football's governing body UEFA already, he said, but added the choice of venue for the final was a decision for UEFA.

UEFA to join sporting boycott of social media in protest against online abuse of players
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UEFA to join sporting boycott of social media in protest against online abuse of players

A number of high-profile footballers have suffered racial abuse in recent months, prompting calls for tougher action from internet giants.

English football clubs to stage three-day social media boycott in protest against online racial abuse of players
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English football clubs to stage three-day social media boycott in protest against online racial abuse of players

The blackout, encompassing England's governing Football Association, clubs in the Premier League, English Football League and Women's Super League, will begin at 14.00 GMT on Friday, 30 April and run until 22.59 GMT on Monday, 3 May.

European Super League: UK threatens to invoke legal powers against breakaway League
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European Super League: UK threatens to invoke legal powers against breakaway League

Britain's government vowed on Monday to do "whatever it takes" to protect football, raising the possibility of invoking competition law to block a proposed new European Super League by breakaway clubs

Trials of permanent concussion substitutes in English football 'fall short' of objective, say FIFPRO, PFA
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Trials of permanent concussion substitutes in English football 'fall short' of objective, say FIFPRO, PFA

In a joint letter sent to the International Football Association Board (IFAB), which determines the laws of the game, FIFPRO and the PFA said existing trials using permanent concussion substitutes should be extended to test parallel temporary concussion replacements "as soon as possible".

British sports chiefs back use of 'vaccine passports' to fill stadiums
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British sports chiefs back use of 'vaccine passports' to fill stadiums

In a letter to lawmakers, a number of bodies including the Football Association, Premier League, Rugby Football Union, and England and Wales Cricket Board said current social-distancing rules would be "insufficient to end sport's COVID financial crisis."

Premier League expects safety guidelines on heading during training to be in place ahead of next season
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Premier League expects safety guidelines on heading during training to be in place ahead of next season

The Premier League said it was launching two studies to identify the forces involved in heading footballs.

England's Football Association announces 'game-changing' television deal for Women's Super League
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England's Football Association announces 'game-changing' television deal for Women's Super League

Sky Sports will show up to 44 games per season, with the BBC screening 22 matches free-to-air in a deal reported to be worth around £7 million ($9.7 million) per year.

Review finds Football Association guilty of 'institutional failings' in implementation of child safeguarding measures
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Review finds Football Association guilty of 'institutional failings' in implementation of child safeguarding measures

The review, published on Wednesday, said high-profile convictions — including one for serial abuser Barry Bennell in the United States in 1995 — should have served as the catalyst for change, but it took another five years for the FA to put adequate processes in place.

Manchester City to become custodians of historic Football Association Challenge Cup trophy after owner's purchase
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Manchester City to become custodians of historic Football Association Challenge Cup trophy after owner's purchase

The trophy, a forerunner of the FA Cup in use today, was won by the club in 1904, when they beat Bolton Wanderers 1-0 in the final.

Premier League: Manchester United's Edinson Cavani handed three-match ban for racial term in social media post
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Premier League: Manchester United's Edinson Cavani handed three-match ban for racial term in social media post

Cavani posted a social media message on Instagram shortly after the match, replying to a message of congratulations using the Spanish term "negrito" (small black person).

LaLiga: Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier banned for 10 weeks for breaching FA betting rules
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LaLiga: Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier banned for 10 weeks for breaching FA betting rules

The FA said an independent regulatory commission proved four of the breaches, which also saw Trippier fined £70,000 ($94,000), but dismissed three allegations during a personal hearing.

Manchester United's Edinson Cavani charged by FA over social media post
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Manchester United's Edinson Cavani charged by FA over social media post

The striker, who has been out of action for the past two matches due to a muscle injury though he has now returned to training, has until 4 January 2021 to provide a response to the charge.

England defender Tyrone Mings says black FA chairman would be 'huge step'
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England defender Tyrone Mings says black FA chairman would be 'huge step'

Mings made it clear that hiring someone from the BAME community should not be for appearances sake and he stressed only a viable candidate would be deserving of the role.

Chairman Greg Clarke resigns after remark about black players, announces FA
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Chairman Greg Clarke resigns after remark about black players, announces FA

Clarke was earlier forced to apologise after he used the word "coloured" among other controversial comments when talking to the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media, Sport Committee about diversity issues.

English FA chairman Greg Clarke apologises for using 'coloured' in reference to black footballers
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English FA chairman Greg Clarke apologises for using 'coloured' in reference to black footballers

Clarke was giving evidence to the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee (DCMS) on the future of English football.

FA announces shorter, congested English football season due to COVID-19 pandemic
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FA announces shorter, congested English football season due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Premier League will open one month later than usual because of the July finish to its delayed 2019-20 campaign, and the UEFA competitions continuing to 23 August.