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Sepp Blatter plots challenge of FIFA ethics committee's power to strip him from office — Sepp Blatter is facing a lifetime ban from football over corruption charges Blatter has been charged over an allegedly corrupt £1.3m payment UEFA chief Michel Platini was the recipient and he also faces ban But Blatter is adamant that only FIFA's congress can remove his power Sepp Blatter is challenging FIFA's ethics committee's powers to remove him as president of football's world governing body, according to his advisor.

Fifa committee recommends lifetime bans for Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter — Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter are both facing possible lifetime bans on corruption charges brought by Fifa's ethics committee. Uefa president Platini's lawyer has confirmed the recommendation by ethics investigators is for a lifetime ban for the Frenchman and it is believed that the same recommended sanction applies to the case of outgoing Fifa president Blatter.

Fifa committee formally charges Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini — Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini will have formal hearings later this month into allegations that they breached Fifa's ethics code, it has been announced. Hans-Joachim Eckert, the German judge who heads the adjudicatory chamber of Fifa's ethics committee, has opened proceedings against the pair, after studying reports from investigators.

FIFA open formal proceedings against Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini over £1.35m payment — FIFA president made a £1.35million payment to Michel Platini in 2011 Platini said the fee was for consultancy work nine years previously The pair are suspended and face lengthy bans if found guilty A decision is due to be made by FIFA's ethics committee in December Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini will have formal hearings later this month into allegations that they breached FIFA's ethics code.

Sepp Blatter says he was 'close to death' at his parents' grave: I sat between angels and the devil — Sepp Blatter was hospitalised with serious health scare after fainting Suspended FIFA president says ill health is due to 'enormous pressure' 79-year-old faces a lengthy ban over alleged breaches of FIFA ethics code The outcome of an investigation into Blatter is expected before Christmas Sepp Blatter has revealed he was 'close to death' after collapsing earlier this month.

Russian athletes set to miss World Indoor Championships due to doping scandal — Russian athletes banned from next year's World Indoor Championships Review of its anti-doping programme will not be completed until March Russia's anti-doping agency (RUSADA) has been declared non-compliant with the international code Championships scheduled to be held in March in Portland, Oregon Russian athletes are set to be banned from the World Indoor Championships next year after it was announced that a review of its anti-doping programme would not be completed until the end of March.

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein will support holding World Cups in Russia and Qatar — Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein said FIFA needed to ensure Qatar keeps promise FIFA presidential candidate says every country has right to host World Cup Jordanian would seek assurances from Russia's sports minister if elected The election will take place at a special congress in Zurich on February 26 FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein has said he will support holding the World Cups in Russia and Qatar despite the allegations of malpractice surrounding their bids.

FIFA reject appeals from Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini against their 90-day bans — Platini and outgoing FIFA president Blatter were both provisionally suspended by FIFA's ethics committee over a £1.3million payment made to the UEFA president in 2011 for work said to be carried out more than nine years previously.

England have a 50-50 chance of playing Wales, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland in group stages at Euro 2016 — England will be among the top seeds at Euro 2016 next summer Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic will be drawn in Pot 4 The draw will see the 24 finalists draw into six groups of four teams It takes place on December 12 in Paris with France in Pot 1 Republic of Ireland sealed qualification with play-off victory on Monday England will have a 50-50 chance of being drawn against Wales, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland in next month's Euro 2016 draw.

Premier League to ramp up security measures following Paris attacks — Premier League officials have been speaking to police, the Government and security advisers following the terrorist attacks in Paris All 20 top flight sides will be briefed on Thursday ahead of weekend action Friday attacks saw three bombs explode in vicinity of the Stade de France The Premier League will issue new security guidance to clubs this week following the terrorist attacks in Paris which saw a match at France's national stadium targeted.
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Nov 25, 2015

'If you want to poke a tiger, don't throw my little red book at it" as Mao have have said. Think the Tory tabloid tiger may have been poked.

Nov 25, 2015

@pkelso end of golden era? we're to bid against UAE for 2012 RL World Cup I'll have you know (only one winner there clearly)

Nov 25, 2015

Spending review says Govt will support "ambition to host 2021 rugby league World Cup in the Northern Powerhouse". RFL yet to announce that!

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