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Proposal for 'European Premier League' met with backlash from LaLiga, fan groups
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Proposal for 'European Premier League' met with backlash from LaLiga, fan groups

"These 'underground' projects only look good when drafted at a bar at five o'clock in the morning," said LaLiga president Javier Tebas.

'I miss it so much': Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger refuses to rule out return to management
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'I miss it so much': Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger refuses to rule out return to management

"I was drugged for 36 years and you can't rid yourself of it overnight," said Wenger. "It is not easy but there came a point where I had to reason with myself. Have I not already had one fight too many?"

FIFA moves forward with rape investigation of Haiti football chief, case to be handed over to disciplinary arm
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FIFA moves forward with rape investigation of Haiti football chief, case to be handed over to disciplinary arm

FIFA said the case would now be taken up by its disciplinary arm, the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee.

CAS hears former FIFA official Marco Polo del Nero's appeal against life ban from football on charges of bribery
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CAS hears former FIFA official Marco Polo del Nero's appeal against life ban from football on charges of bribery

Del Nero was indicted by United States federal prosecutors in November 2015 on financial conspiracy charges and risks arrest if he leaves Brazil. He has avoided extradition.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino praises Qatar for pushing ahead with World Cup preparations in spite of COVID-19
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino praises Qatar for pushing ahead with World Cup preparations in spite of COVID-19

On a visit to Doha, during which he got into football kit to play a seven-a-side-match at the striking tent-style Al Bayt stadium, Infantino said he was "very pleased" with Qatar's progress ahead of the tournament.

Swiss prosecutors seek prison sentences for PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi, ex-FIFA No 2 Jerome Valcke in corruption trial
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Swiss prosecutors seek prison sentences for PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi, ex-FIFA No 2 Jerome Valcke in corruption trial

Swiss prosecutors called for a 28-month sentence for Al-Khelaifi, who is also president of beIN Media, and three years for Valcke as their trial moved into its final days

Club World Cup unlikely to take place in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, says FIFA's Gianni Infantino
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Club World Cup unlikely to take place in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, says FIFA's Gianni Infantino

The Club World Cup was due to be staged for a second consecutive year by Qatar as part of preparations for the Gulf nation hosting the World Cup in 2022.

Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke tells Swiss trial of struggling 'with no income'
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Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke tells Swiss trial of struggling 'with no income'

Valcke said he had struggled "with no income" since losing his job at FIFA in 2015. He said he had to sell his yacht and jewellery, and had been "unable to open a bank account in Europe" since 2017 — he divorced a year later so that his wife could.

FIFA open to fund anti-corruption agency for sports to look into financial corruption and match-fixing
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FIFA open to fund anti-corruption agency for sports to look into financial corruption and match-fixing

“Never again. Never again corruption in football,” said Infantino, who is himself under investigation in Switzerland over meetings he had with then-attorney general Michael Lauber.

TV rights trial of PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi and ex-FIFA official Jerome Valcke begins in Switzerland
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TV rights trial of PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi and ex-FIFA official Jerome Valcke begins in Switzerland

Al-Khelaifi, who is also chairman of Qatar-owned broadcaster beIN Media, is charged with inciting Valcke to commit "aggravated criminal mismanagement."

FIFA endorses smartphone app to report match-fixing approaches
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FIFA endorses smartphone app to report match-fixing approaches

The 'Red Button' whistleblower app ensures anonymity to protect players who otherwise may fear consequences to their career or personal safety, FIFPro said in a statement.

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino urges Italy to bring fans back to stadiums, says football without them ‘isn’t the same’
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FIFA chief Gianni Infantino urges Italy to bring fans back to stadiums, says football without them ‘isn’t the same’

Italian football matches have been closed to fans since the country was ordered into a strict lockdown in March.

Coronavirus Outbreak: CONCACAF confirms postponement of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
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Coronavirus Outbreak: CONCACAF confirms postponement of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

CONCACAF said in a statement the games would now take place next March, saying the decision had been taken in conjunction with world governing body FIFA.

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter questioned by Swiss investigators over $2 million payment to Michel Platini
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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter questioned by Swiss investigators over $2 million payment to Michel Platini

Blatter was quizzed about suspected criminal mismanagement at FIFA one day after Platini spent about three hours at the offices of Switzerland’s federal prosecutors.

FIFA exempts players from internationals in some European countries
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FIFA exempts players from internationals in some European countries

FIFA said it will waive the obligation on clubs to hand over their players for the international break if they have to go to countries with national travel restrictions or quarantine periods of at least five days.

Switzerland's 10-day quarantine rule delays hearing of Brazil's Ricardo Teixeira appeal against life ban imposed by FIFA
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Switzerland's 10-day quarantine rule delays hearing of Brazil's Ricardo Teixeira appeal against life ban imposed by FIFA

Teixeira's legal team wants to present his case in person, though the former 2014 World Cup organising committee leader was not expected to attend.

Swiss parliament lifts immunity of former legal chief Michael Lauber in FIFA investigation
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Swiss parliament lifts immunity of former legal chief Michael Lauber in FIFA investigation

Michael Lauber, who last month resigned from his job, is suspected of collusion with the governing body's president Gianni Infantino after a series of alleged informal meetings between the pair in 2016 and 2017.

FIFA suspend two football officials amidst ongoing investigation into sexual abuse of young footballers in Haiti
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FIFA suspend two football officials amidst ongoing investigation into sexual abuse of young footballers in Haiti

FIFA’s ethics committee judges first extended a 90-day provisional ban of Yves Jean-Bart, the longtime Haiti football federation president, by another 90 days while he is investigated for allegedly abusing national team players

FIFA ethics body clears president Gianni Infantino of breach of ethics even as Swiss criminal case continues
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FIFA ethics body clears president Gianni Infantino of breach of ethics even as Swiss criminal case continues

FIFA chief ethics investigator Maria Claudia Rojas ruled that not even a provisional suspension from duty for Infantino was required.

FIFA plans new rule to help players switch their nationalities more easily
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FIFA plans new rule to help players switch their nationalities more easily

The new rule will take effect next month if 211 national federations approve it at the congress on 18 September that FIFA is hosting online from Zurich.