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#Political Football

# political-football - Monday 16 March, 2020

FAI officials vote 'strongly in favour' of €50 million rescue deal

FAI chairperson Roy Barrett welcomed the news as ‘a major step forward for our game’.

# political-football - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Showbiz, Baby! Bertie, Eamon Dunphy and a Celtic Tiger pop culture low-point

In September 2001, the then-leader of the country appeared as a guest pundit on RTE show The Premiership.

# political-football - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Gerry McAnaney elected new FAI president at EGM

He replaces Donal Conway.

# political-football - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

'I feel totally let down but it's time for players and clubs to take control of Irish football's future'

Dundalk skipper Brian Gartland says despite the anger he feels after watching today’s proceedings, the League of Ireland has an opportunity to evolve.

Wenger defends Ozil's freedom of speech amid China storm

However, the former Arsenal boss also noted that individuals must accept responsibility for a stance.

# political-football - Saturday 23 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'Serious merit in proposals': Shane Ross backs all-island soccer league Political Football

'Serious merit in proposals': Shane Ross backs all-island soccer league

The Irish Football Association in Northern Ireland has dismissed such proposals so far.

# political-football - Monday 21 October, 2019

Glazers have no plans to sell Manchester United – Woodward

The club boss addressed speculation linking Saudi Arabia’s crown prince with a takeover bid for Manchester United.

# political-football - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Catherine Murphy 'not surprised' John Delaney used defamation actions against Irish media Political Football

Catherine Murphy 'not surprised' John Delaney used defamation actions against Irish media

The Social Democrats co-leader said ‘others have done exactly the same’.

# political-football - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Koscielny slams Baku Europa League final after Arsenal team-mate Mkhitaryan forced out

The Armenian will not travel to Baku to face Chelsea due to concerns over his safety.

# political-football - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Comfort breaks, a Healy-Rae and Brexit? John Delaney's 'long' day at Leinster House

Ruth Coppinger said that Delaney’s refusal to fully engage with all questions, citing legal advice, turned today’s hearing into “Hamlet without the prince.”

John Delaney says he can't answer questions on €100,000 loan to FAI due to legal advice

And the former FAI chief cited ‘highly prejudicial’ comments at Oireachtas committee.

# political-football - Saturday 30 March, 2019

The FAI board insists it's taking steps to 'address concerns'

Consulting group Mazars are tasked with completing ‘an in-depth external review of all matters’.

# political-football - Saturday 22 December, 2018

LeBron James blasts NFL owners as 'old white men' with 'slave mentality'

The Los Angeles Lakers star hit out at American Football bosses for their approach, saying they’re inflexible.

# political-football - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Modric has a dig at Messi and Ronaldo for skipping Ballon d'Or ceremony

The Real Madrid midfielder has ended the duopoly.

# political-football - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Trump gives media red card after meeting Fifa boss Infantino

The head of football’s governing body met the US president on Tuesday to discuss the 2026 World Cup.

# political-football - Friday 3 August, 2018

EA Sports apologise after Colin Kaepernick's name wiped from soundtrack lyrics on Madden

Big Sean complained that his verse on Big Bank was edited to exclude the shunned quarterback.

# political-football - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

'It is not possible to accept this kind of racist attitude': Turkish president Erdogan issues support for Ozil

Erdogan says Ozil’s stance is ‘completely patriotic’.

# political-football - Monday 25 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster praised for being first DUP leader to attend Ulster football final Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster praised for being first DUP leader to attend Ulster football final

Foster was also praised for standing up during the Irish national anthem.

# political-football - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Argentina cancels its Israel World Cup friendly in Jerusalem Political Football

Argentina cancels its Israel World Cup friendly in Jerusalem

A Palestinian football boss had urged fans to burn shirts bearing Messi’s name if he played the match in Jerusalem.

# political-football - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Balotelli clashes with Italian deputy prime minister over citizenship laws

The striker does not want other children of immigrants to suffer as he did in waiting for citizenship until turning 18.

# political-football - Monday 26 March, 2018

US-Canada-Mexico vs Morocco: 2026 Fifa World Cup hosts to be announced in June

Fifa bidding process is “fair, objective and transparent”, president Gianni Infantino said.

# 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.

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