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England's success at the World Cup has elevated the women's game to its highest level, says the Football Federation — England's women made the World Cup semi-final before defeat by Japan They were beaten 2-1, with Laura Basset scoring a stoppage time own goal But Paul Thorogood believes the women's game is now at its highest level English football must not let slip the chance to build on the success of the England women's team in the World Cup, the head of the Football Foundation has warned.

Sepp Blatter: I am not corrupt and I have a clean conscience — Sepp Blatter insists anyone who calls him corrupt should be sent to jail The 79-year-old announced last month he will step down as president FIFA president Sepp Blatter insists he has a clean conscience and that anyone who calls him corrupt should be sent to jail.

Jack Warner hires Edward Fitzgerald, the leading barrister who represented Abu Hamza and Moors Murderer Myra Hindley, to help fight against extradition to the USA | Daily Mail Online — Disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has hired one of Britain's leading barristers to help his fight against extradition to the USA. Edward Fitzgerald QC, who has represented controversial Muslim cleric Abu Hamza and Moors murderer Myra Hindley in the past, has confirmed he is advising Warner and his legal team in Trinidad.

Fifa crisis: Jack Warner hires barrister of Abu Hamza and Myra Hindley to fight extradition — Edward Fitzgerald QC, who has represented controversial Muslim cleric Abu Hamza and Moors murderer Myra Hindley in the past, has confirmed he is advising Warner and his legal team in Trinidad. Warner has been indicted by the US justice department on eight counts of football-related corruption and is currently on bail in Trinidad.

Mo Farah stands by coach Alberto Salazar despite allegations of doping — The British double Olympic champion says he believes in the evidence provided by Salazar and will continue to work with him. Salazar issued a lengthy rebuttal of almost 12,000 words denying the claims made by BBC Panorama and US investigative website ProPublica that he violated several anti-doping rules, including using testosterone medication on Farah's training partner Galen Rupp when he was 16 in 2002.

Sepp Blatter says he has NOT resigned as FIFA president — Sepp Blatter has fuelled speculation about his future by insisting he has not resigned as FIFA president but will lay down his mandate at a special congress. Blatter announced on June 2 he would step down from the FIFA presidency at an extraordinary congress to be held between December and March.

Kelly Sotherton calls for more transparency on anti-doping after British Olympic medallist admits to missing two drugs tests — Kelly Sotherton calls on other athletes to come clean over missed tests Former British Olympic medallist took to Twitter to express her views Cyclist Chris Froome has also revealed he missed a test earlier this year Mo Farah recently denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs Former British Olympic medallist Kelly Sotherton has revealed she missed two doping tests during her athletics career.

UEFA Financial Fair Play rules blocked by court in Brussels as Manchester City and PSG fans claim victory — Second phase of UEFA FFP rules have been blocked by a European court Court imposed an interim measure blocking UEFA from activating plans Claimants included Manchester City supporters and PSG fans Both clubs were sanctioned by UEFA last season for breaching rules UEFA is preparing to make its own changes to the rules next month Opponents of UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules are claiming an initial victory against the regulations after a court ruling.

Paris 2024 Olympic bid: French capital launches bid to host Summer Olympics 100 years after last hosting the Games — The city has bid unsuccessfully on three previous occasions - 10 years ago it lost out to London for the 2012 Olympics and also failed in bids for the 2008 and 1992 Games. Paris last held the Olympics in 1924 - which has become known as the 'Chariots of Fire' Games after the film celebrating the achievements of British runners Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell.

Paris confirm bid to host 2024 Olympics 10 years after losing out to London for right to stage 2012 Games — Paris will bid to be the host city for the Olympic Games in 2024 The French capital lost out to London in bid for 2012 Olympics Paris has held the iconic sporting showpiece twice, in 1900 and 1924 Bernard Lapasset, the head of World Rugby, has been appointed chairman Paris has formally announced its bid to host the 2024 Olympics with the French capital aiming to mark the 100 years since it previously hosted the Games.
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Jul 02, 2015

@Christian_ESEM they'd be better off in the sandpit in the foreground...

Jul 02, 2015

Seven FIFA officials could remain in Swiss custody for months - allowed 1 weekly visit but behind glass partition:…

Jul 01, 2015

@robwoollard_afp @amylawrence71 caption says c1982, must have been '79 as Sun headline refers to 'Rhodesia' which ceased to exist that year

Jun 30, 2015

England's women must 'think big' and believe they deserve to get to WC final says FA chief…

Jun 30, 2015

RT @sportswebed: The victorious ex @hulldailymail & friends side before 3-1 win over ex Hull Uni side in @Fearlessdanny memorial game http:…

Jun 30, 2015

Fitzgerald also represented Steve Ferguson, the Trinidad businessman who has defied extradition to USA for last 10 years.

Jun 30, 2015

Jack Warner latest: top London QC Edward Fitzgerald confirms to me he's working for JW - has previously represented Abu Hamza + Myra Hindley

Jun 30, 2015

RT @tariqpanja: Journalists from #COL 's Gol Caracol saying Falcão signed his Chelsea contract Monday afternoon.

Jun 30, 2015

Cardiff winning final some compensation after being overlooked for Euro 2020…

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