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Sepp Blatter faces a possible new contender to FIFA rule in Dutch FA president Michael van Praag — Michael van Praag could challenge Sepp Blatter's FIFA presidency Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan also standing against Blatter They must confirm intention to stand by Thursday A challenger to Sepp Blatter may emerge from Europe with Michael van Praag from Holland considering entering the contest for the FIFA presidency.

Leeds United president Massimo Cellino forced to resign by Football League — Massimo Cellino has resigned from his post at Leeds United The Football League has disqualified him as an owner and director Celino has been convicted of a tax evasion charge in Sardinia However, he will be able to return in April after the conviction is spent Andrew Umbers will take over as Leeds chairman in absence of Cellino Massimo Cellino has announced he has resigned as president of Leeds but says he will return in April.

World Cup 2018 bid: FA will show secret file to MPs — The former Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe said the FA had agreed to make the file, which he believes was compiled with the help of the British intelligence services, available to be viewed by some members of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

The FA WILL now share its secret file on FIFA members compiled during England's failed 2018 World Cup bid with MPs — The Football Association reportedly has a secret file on FIFA members It was allegedly made during England's failed bid for the 2018 World Cup Former sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe says The FA will share the file The Football Association has agreed to make its secret file on FIFA members compiled during England's failed 2018 World Cup bid available to MPs.

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino disqualified as director until April after his appeal is dismissed — Massimo Cellino had been disqualified from being allowed to run Leeds United after a tax evasion conviction in Italy Cellino and Leeds United appealed the decision but it has been rejected The Leeds owner will now have to step down as director, cut ties with Leeds and agree not to have a significant influence until April 10 The Football League released a statement on Monday detailing their rejection of Cellino's appeal Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has had his appeal against being disqualified as a director dismissed, the Football League has announced.

David Ginola to announce plans to rival Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency — The former France international, who played club football in England for Tottenham, Newcastle Aston Villa and Everton, is due to make the announcement in London and that he is being backed by bookmaker Paddy Power and Twitter-based campaigner change Fifa. "It is time that football was refreshed," Ginola told The Sun.

IAAF probes claims Elena Lashmanova competed while Russian race walker was on doping ban — Elena Lashmanova won gold in race walking at the London 2012 Olympics The Russian athlete was banned later until February 2016 after testing positive for banned substances IAAF are investigating claims that she competed in her regional championships last week and attempts to cover this up A new doping scandal involving Russian athletes has erupted after the IAAF confirmed it is investigating allegations that race walker Elena Lashmanova, who won gold at the London Olympics, took part in a race in December despite being subject to a two-year doping ban.

Massimo Cellino bidding to have ban from owning Leeds overturned on appeal — Massimo Cellino was barred from being owner and director in December Football League disqualified Italian following his tax evasion conviction If upheld Cellino will have to step down as director but only until March His conviction will become spent after one year under UK law Italian businessman Massimo Cellino will seek to have his disqualification from owning Leeds United overturned at an appeal hearing on Thursday.

Chelsea have LOWER wage bill than Manchester United and Manchester City — Chelsea's wage bill for the 2013/14 season was £190m Manchester United have the biggest wage bill in English football The accounts says Mourinho spent £62m in the summer on five players Chelsea may be top of the Premier League but their wage bill is still some way below their two Manchester rivals, according to latest figures.

Tom Huddlestone backs 'intelligent' Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo while Hull boss Steve Bruce admits he's a fan of the Frenchman — Arsene Wenger revealed he was keen for Yaya Sanogo to go out on loan But Wenger wants Sanogo to play in the Premier League during his loan Hull City's Tom Huddlestone has praised the young French striker Steve Bruce also admitted he has been impressed by Sanogo Tom Huddlestone has urged Hull City to sign Arsenal's striker Yaya Sanogo on loan as boss Steve Bruce admitted the Tigers' defence struggled to cope with the powerful young Frenchman in the FA Cup final.
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Jan 26, 2015

Will be fascinating now to see how much Platini gets behind Van Praag and how much behind Prince Ali in the FIFA race.

Jan 26, 2015

RT @pkelso: Uefa confirms ex-co discussing Fifa presidential challenge by Holland's Michael van Praag, as floated(ish) here...…

Jan 26, 2015

UEFA also keen to give moral support to @AliBinAlHussein from Jordan, so interesting moves ahead of Thursday's nominations deadline.

Jan 26, 2015

Dutch FA's @MichaelvanPraag has been outspoken critic of Blatter + has been keen for there to be a challenger from Europe.

Jan 26, 2015

Could a European rival to Blatter emerge? UEFA's ExCo currently discussing possible challenge from Dutch FA chief Michael van Praag

Jan 26, 2015

RT @markstani1: England capt @kelly_smith10 says of interviewer who asked Bouchard to twirl: "I would probably have slapped him round the face"

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