One of the main forces behind Germany's hosting of the 2006 World Cup has been banned for a year by Fifa's ethics committee. Wolfgang Niersbach, a member of Fifa and Uefa's executive committees, has been handed the ban after he "failed to report findings about possible misconduct concerning the awarding of the 2006 FIFA World Cup", said the ethics committee in a statement.
Greg Clarke, who oversaw the implementation of financial fair play and a version of the "Rooney rule" at the Football League, is set to become the new FA chairman. Clarke, a former chairman of Leicester City, has been recommended for the post after Greg Dyke stepped down on Thursday.
Greg Dyke has sent a farewell message to FA staff claiming Britain's departure from the European Union, plus the introduction of quotas, could end "English football's biggest problem". Dyke, who stepped down as FA chairman yesterday, said that the influx of average European players taking the place of young English players remained a huge issue.
Wales admit to scouring English football for many of the players who have taken them to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 but claim they are now being forced to fend off raids from across the border for their brightest young talents.
Real Madrid have been ordered to pay back more than €20 million (£17 million) to the Spanish government after the European Commission ruled the club had unfairly received state aid. An investigation by the EC ruled that Real had benefited to the tune of €18.4 million from a land deal with the Madrid city authority in 1998, which they must now pay back.
Stuart Lancaster, the head coach of the England team that failed so dismally in last year's Rugby World Cup, has been appointed to a group of experts who are to advise the FA on improving the England set-up, it can be revealed.
The government has stepped up pressure on the FA to modernise its antiquated structures with a written threat that it could withhold millions of pounds in funding. A letter from John Whittingdale, the culture secretary, warned the governing body that it could lose £30 million in taxpayer support unless there are significant reforms. Whittingdale's intervention is the latest escalation in a long-running battle over the FA's ancient and unwieldy governance.
England's failure to win group B has cast a spanner in the works of a favourable Euro 2016 draw for France that had given the host nation a potentially straightforward route to the semi-finals without having to face another group winner or top seed.
Rooney and Hodgson plead with England supporters Greg Dyke, the Football Association chairman, has told Uefa that stewarding arrangements in Marseilles were "unacceptable" as Wayne Rooney and Roy Hodgson pleaded for good behaviour from England supporters before the match against Wales on Thursday.
The Football Association says that it is dealing "extremely seriously" with Uefa's threat to disqualify England and Russia from Euro 2016 if there are further outbreaks of violence from their supporters. Martin Glenn, the FA chief executive, has called for England fans to behave for the rest of the tournament and acknowledged the implications if there is more trouble.
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