Football politics

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Klopp hits out at Newcastle takeover and calls for Premier League response
Jürgen Klopp has called on the Premier League’s chief executive, Richard Masters, to explain why the controversial takeover of Newcastle was allowed

Andy Hunter

15, Oct, 2021 @9:30 PM

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Fifa’s biennial World Cup plan draws negative reaction from sponsor Adidas
The Adidas chief executive, Kasper Rorsted, has said he ‘doesn’t think much’ of the proposal to hold the World Cup every two years

Paul MacInnes

12, Oct, 2021 @12:08 PM

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Revolt over Super League shows how Newcastle deal could spark change
The protests against the ESL revealed the Premier League could be made to change if the right pressure was applied

Paul MacInnes

08, Oct, 2021 @7:29 PM

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Southampton finally sign up to diversity code as FA announces new targets
Southampton have ended their status as the only Premier League club not signed up to the Football Association’s football leadership diversity code with a call for authorities to do more on inclusion

Paul MacInnes

08, Oct, 2021 @7:06 AM

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Amnesty urges Premier League to block Saudi-backed takeover of Newcastle
The Premier League has been urged to consider Saudi Arabia’s ‘appalling’ human rights record before it agrees takeover

Sean Ingle

07, Oct, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Saudi-backed takeover of Newcastle imminent after 18-month wrangle
A Saudi Arabian-led consortium is close to finally taking over Newcastle United and ending Mike Ashley’s 14-year-old ownership of the club, with a deal expected to be approved imminently

Sean Ingle and Louise Taylor

06, Oct, 2021 @6:44 PM

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Women’s football voices opposition to biennial men’s World Cup
Leading figures from women’s football have written an open letter criticising Fifa’s plan for a biennial men’s World Cup

Paul MacInnes

04, Oct, 2021 @6:01 PM

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Uefa warns of ESL’s ‘threat to football’ but drops disciplinary action against clubs
Uefa has warned that a court action originally brought by all 12 breakaway clubs continues to challenge its structure

Exclusive by David Conn

27, Sep, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Derby’s Wayne Rooney hits out at ‘disrespectful’ owner Mel Morris
The Derby manager, Wayne Rooney, says he hasn’t spoken to Mel Morris for more than seven weeks and accused the owner of insincerity

Ben Fisher and Paul MacInnes

23, Sep, 2021 @4:05 PM

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Uefa doubles Women’s Euro 2022 prize money but still a fraction of men’s
The prize fund for the 2022 Women’s Euros in England has been doubled but the new figure is still only 4.3% of the money that is made available to teams in the men’s tournament

Suzanne Wrack

23, Sep, 2021 @11:04 AM

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Uefa says biennial World Cup creates four significant ‘dangers’
Uefa said it wants to preserve the ‘mystique’ of the four-year schedule while every Premier League team opposed Arsène Wenger’s idea

Paul MacInnes

22, Sep, 2021 @6:27 PM

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‘I wouldn’t do it’: England’s Wiegman and Stokes oppose plan for more World Cups
The England Women manager, Sarina Wiegman, has cautioned against plans for a biennial World Cup because of the toll it would take on players

Suzanne Wrack

20, Sep, 2021 @10:32 PM

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