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#Political Football

# political-football - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Former World Player of the Year George Weah elected president of Liberia

The 1995 Ballon d’Or winner starred for AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco.

# political-football - Monday 13 November, 2017

NFL owners have discussed a 'nuclear option' that would force Jerry Jones to sell the Cowboys

The Cowboys owner is battling with the league.

# political-football - Monday 16 October, 2017

Kaepernick files collusion grievance against NFL owners

The former 49ers quarterback is still looking for a job.

# political-football - Saturday 7 October, 2017

How FC Barcelona became the beating heart of the battle for Catalan independence

The club has been at the epicentre of Catalan identity for over 100 years.

# political-football - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Wenger wants FFP to be fixed or completely ditched

The Arsenal boss believes that within the next year major changes will be brought to the regulation of transfer fees.

# political-football - Friday 8 September, 2017

'The rules can't be respected' - Wenger calls for an end to Financial Fair Play rules

The Arsenal coach had been a big advocate of UEFA’s rules to clamp down on reckless spending.

# political-football - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Martin McGuinness disposed of 'bomb' hours before beloved Candystripes took on Benfica

McGuinness was called to assist Derry City officials hours before a huge European Cup clash.

# political-football - Monday 19 December, 2016

English FA to appeal against poppy fine

After being fined £35,000 by FIFA for wearing black armbands featuring poppies against Scotland, the FA will contest the decision.

# political-football - Monday 5 December, 2016

# political-football - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Six Nations relegation? Italian boss slams idea as a French play for Olympics votes

Alfredo Gavazzi doesn’t like Bernard Lapasset’s plan.

# political-football - Friday 29 January, 2016

Missing Sepp Blatter? Don't worry, the man ready to succeed him as Fifa boss is a great guy

Tommy Martin takes a look at the man trying to firm up election support, Sheikh Salman of Bahrain.

# political-football - Sunday 20 December, 2015

The talks that could have produced an all-Ireland soccer team in the 1970s

We came close enough at several stages to one national team on the island. This is why it didn’t work, writes Cormac Moore.

# political-football - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Bad news for Blatter and Platini as FIFA ethics probe 'requests sanctions' against pair

The fallout from the report could prove massive for the future of world football’s governing body.

# political-football - Friday 6 November, 2015

‘Stressed’ Sepp Blatter under medical evaluation and ordered to take time off from FIFA

The FIFA chief has been ordered to rest for five days.

# political-football - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Blatter stands firm despite Coca Cola, Visa and McDonald’s demanding resignation

The three high profile sponsors have asked the world governing body’s chief to step down after criminal proceedings were opened by Swiss authorities.

# political-football - Sunday 20 September, 2015

Van Gaal accused of ignoring Giggs in favour of Dutch coaches

How are the two getting on?

# political-football - Saturday 18 April, 2015

# political-football - Monday 2 February, 2015

A Jordanian prince, a Dutchman and Luis Figo will take on Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency

Football’s world governing body announced the four candidates today.

# political-football - Friday 19 December, 2014

Fifa to publish 'appropriate form' of Garcia report

Whatever that means.

The athletes who became successful politicians

We look at some of the top athletes Bernard Brogan might follow into politics.

# political-football - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Fifa lodge criminal complaint over 2018 and 2022 World Cups

The world game’s governing body believes it has unearthed evidence of misconduct during its investigation into the World Cup bids.

# political-football - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Will Laporta return? All you need to know about the Barcelona elections

With a struggle for power already in earnest at Camp Nou, we look at the possible candidates and what fans can expect in the lead-up to the polls.

# political-football - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

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# political-football - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Boycott of Russia's 2018 World Cup discussed by EU: sources

If the crisis in Ukraine escalates, the tournament may be hit.

# political-football - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Platini says he will not challenge Blatter for top FIFA job

The way is clear for Blatter’s fifth four-year term in charge of FIFA.

# political-football - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Sepp Blatter is going to ignore all the haters and declare his FIFA candidacy today

Blatter was met by some vocal European opposition yesterday as FIFA prepares for its congress.

# political-football - Thursday 5 June, 2014

New World Cup vote needed if corruption proven, says Platini

The UEFA chief has hit back at criticism.

# political-football - Monday 31 March, 2014

Toulon president cancels rugby friendly after Beziers vote National Front

Mourad Boudjellal has more than Leinster on his mind this week.

# political-football - Friday 21 February, 2014

Barcelona innocent of tax fraud, insists club president

“We took advice, ourselves, the player, Santos, and we did everything legally,” Josep Bartomeu said

# political-football - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Barcelona chief Sandro Rosell on brink of dramatic exit as club call EGM

The club president is under the spotlight over the Neymar transfer.

# political-football - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Six Nations chiefs wary of Euro 'breakaway'

Rugby bosses held yet more talks yesterday.

# political-football - Friday 27 December, 2013

Iniesta plays down rumoured Messi row with Barca chiefs

The Argentine No 10 is no longer the highest-paid star a the Camp Nou since Neymar’s arrival.

# political-football - Friday 13 December, 2013

Celtic hit with UEFA fine for Bobby Sands banner

The news is a further blow for the Scottish champions, who imposed bans on 128 supporters on Monday following crowd trouble in a league fixture at Motherwell.

# political-football - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Galatasaray fans shame football authorities over Drogba's Mandela tribute

The Gala fans backed their star striker and Emmanuel Eboue tonight.

# political-football - Saturday 30 November, 2013

French club boss: Rugby Champions Cup was a way to get what we wanted

“This year of transition will give us enough time to create a new structure,” he added.

# political-football - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Celtic nations set for climbdown over European competition

Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Italy to make concessions.

# political-football - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Gary Neville criticises Joe Hart after Champions League calamity

England coach Neville says Hart needs to do better.

# political-football - Monday 16 September, 2013

Heineken Cup latest: ERC chief accuses English, French of guerilla tactics

Jean-Pierre Lux is at the centre of the row which may well end the European Cup era as we know it.

# political-football - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

FIFA asks for clarity on Russian gay law

Football chiefs are adamant that fans have a ‘positive experience’ in 2018.

# political-football - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

In focus: Unrest sheds light on new face of Brazil

The protests around the Confederations Cup have raised grave questions over Brazil’s readiness to stage the World Cup

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