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Agents threaten Fifa with legal action over transfer payment cap plans

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Agents threaten Fifa with legal action over transfer payment cap plans

Leading agents including Mino Raiola, Jorge Mendes and Jonathan Barnett have threatened Fifa with legal action over plans for a cap on transfer payments. In September, Fifa announced plans to limit agents of the selling club to a maximum of 10% of the transfer fee. In addition, Fifa want a 3% cap of the player’s fee and…

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More CAF chaos as World Cup qualifier dates pushed back amid commercial uncertainty

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More CAF chaos as World Cup qualifier dates pushed back amid commercial uncertainty

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has carried out the draw for African 2022 World Cup qualifiers but at the same time announced that matches will now not start for another nine months. The big news from the draw itself is that  either Cameroon or Ivory Coast will not qualify for the Qatar World Cup…

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Red Deporte making a difference through football

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Red Deporte making a difference through football

Red Deporte is an NGO partly funded by the FIFA Foundation Promotes education, health and integration through sport, particularly football Samuel Eto’o visited one of Red Deporte’s programmes in Cameroon this year Football has a remarkable ability to bring about social change – and Red Deporte y Cooperacion is using the power of the beautiful game to…

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‘Did you see the votes?’ – Yaya Toure questions Mane’s Ballon d’Or snub

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‘Did you see the votes?’ – Yaya Toure questions Mane’s Ballon d’Or snub

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane deserved to win this year’s Ballon d’Or, according to former Manchester City and Barcelona star Yaya Toure, who questioned the voting for the award.  Lionel Messi scooped a record sixth Ballon d’Or earlier in December, edging out Mane’s club-mate Virgil van Dijk. However, Toure believes Mane – who scored 26 goals in all competitions last term as Liverpool…

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Algeria are Africa’s biggest Fifa points earners

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Algeria are Africa’s biggest Fifa points earners

Three African nations are among the top ten points winners on Fifa’s world rankings for 2019. Africa Cup of Nations winners Algeria gained 135 points during the year, just three behind Asian Cup champions Qatar, who earned the most over the last 12 months. Despite the gains Algeria are only the fourth-ranked team in Africa and 35th globally. Nigeria…

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Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Ariel Alvarado

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Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Ariel Alvarado

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Ariel Alvarado, former President of the Panamanian Football Association (FEPAFUT), former member of the Executive Committee of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf), and former FIFA standing committee member, guilty of bribery in violation of the FIFA Code of…

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‘There is so much more to come’: Jurgen Klopp insists £52m man Naby Keita will get even better after scoring in his third successive game to help Liverpool reach Club World Cup final

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‘There is so much more to come’: Jurgen Klopp insists £52m man Naby Keita will get even better after scoring in his third successive game to help Liverpool reach Club World Cup final

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes there is plenty more to come from Naby Keita despite the midfielder being in his best form since he joined the club. The Guinea international scored for the third successive match in a 2-1 win over Monterrey which booked their place in Saturday’s Club World Cup final against Brazilians Flamengo. Keita has endured a testing…

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Esperance supporters arrested in Qatar before Club World Cup opener

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Esperance supporters arrested in Qatar before Club World Cup opener

Two groups of Esperance supporters have been arrested in Qatar, before their Club World Cup encounter with Al Hilal on Saturday, December 14. The first group of 14 were taken into custody due to their conduct on the Qatar Airways flight from Tunis to Doha. According to the report by Orange Football, the fans were extremely boisterous and disturbed…

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Ex-Tanzania FA boss Jamal Malinzi guilty on one of 20 corruption charges

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Ex-Tanzania FA boss Jamal Malinzi guilty on one of 20 corruption charges

Former Tanzanian Football Federation (TFF) president and Fifa committee member Jamal Malinzi has been found guilty on one of 20 corruption charges. Malinzi was facing charges of embezzlement and money-laundering but was found guilty of document forgery. The judge ordered Malinzi to pay a fine of approximately $220 or serve a two-year jail term He…

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Infantino receives Aubameyang’s shirt on Gabon visit

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Infantino receives Aubameyang’s shirt on Gabon visit

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has received a jersey of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on his visit to Gabon on Tuesday. He met with football authorities in the country on a one-day visit as a means to discussing the development of football in the nation. The Swiss–Italian was accompanied by France legend Youri Djorkaeff, the head of his Fifa delegation,…

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