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#Political Football

# political-football - Friday 29 January, 2016

Missing Sepp Blatter? Don't worry, the man ready to succeed him as Fifa boss is a great guy
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Missing Sepp Blatter? Don't worry, the man ready to succeed him as Fifa boss is a great guy

Jan 29th 2016, 10:17 AM 16,669 Views 19 Comments

Tommy Martin takes a look at the man trying to firm up election support, Sheikh Salman of Bahrain.

# political-football - Sunday 20 December, 2015

The talks that could have produced an all-Ireland soccer team in the 1970s
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The talks that could have produced an all-Ireland soccer team in the 1970s

Dec 20th 2015, 7:00 PM 9,799 Views 10 Comments

We came close enough at several stages to one national team on the island. This is why it didn’t work, writes Cormac Moore.

# political-football - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Bad news for Blatter and Platini as FIFA ethics probe 'requests sanctions' against pair
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Bad news for Blatter and Platini as FIFA ethics probe 'requests sanctions' against pair

Nov 21st 2015, 11:07 AM 2,340 Views 4 Comments

The fallout from the report could prove massive for the future of world football’s governing body.

# political-football - Friday 6 November, 2015

'Stressed' Sepp Blatter under medical evaluation and ordered to take time off from FIFA
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'Stressed' Sepp Blatter under medical evaluation and ordered to take time off from FIFA

Nov 6th 2015, 5:58 PM 10,416 Views 31 Comments

The FIFA chief has been ordered to rest for five days.

# political-football - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Blatter stands firm despite Coca Cola, Visa and McDonald's demanding resignation
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Blatter stands firm despite Coca Cola, Visa and McDonald's demanding resignation

Oct 3rd 2015, 10:16 AM 2,447 Views 10 Comments

The three high profile sponsors have asked the world governing body’s chief to step down after criminal proceedings were opened by Swiss authorities.

# political-football - Sunday 20 September, 2015

Van Gaal accused of ignoring Giggs in favour of Dutch coaches
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Van Gaal accused of ignoring Giggs in favour of Dutch coaches

Sep 20th 2015, 2:36 PM 9,784 Views 6 Comments

How are the two getting on?

# political-football - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Why did John Terry vote for Philippe Coutinho? It wasn't for footballing reasons apparently
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Why did John Terry vote for Philippe Coutinho? It wasn't for footballing reasons apparently

Apr 18th 2015, 1:47 PM 9,730 Views 2 Comments

Politics in football? Never.

# political-football - Monday 2 February, 2015

A Jordanian prince, a Dutchman and Luis Figo will take on Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency
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A Jordanian prince, a Dutchman and Luis Figo will take on Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency

Feb 2nd 2015, 11:20 AM 3,698 Views 4 Comments

Football’s world governing body announced the four candidates today.

# political-football - Friday 19 December, 2014

Fifa to publish 'appropriate form' of Garcia report
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Fifa to publish 'appropriate form' of Garcia report

Dec 19th 2014, 9:35 PM 2,566 Views 9 Comments

Whatever that means.

The athletes who became successful politicians
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The athletes who became successful politicians

Dec 19th 2014, 7:26 PM 6,103 Views 9 Comments

We look at some of the top athletes Bernard Brogan might follow into politics.

# political-football - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Fifa lodge criminal complaint over 2018 and 2022 World Cups
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Fifa lodge criminal complaint over 2018 and 2022 World Cups

Nov 18th 2014, 4:45 PM 13,721 Views 24 Comments

The world game’s governing body believes it has unearthed evidence of misconduct during its investigation into the World Cup bids.

# political-football - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Will Laporta return? All you need to know about the Barcelona elections
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Will Laporta return? All you need to know about the Barcelona elections

Nov 13th 2014, 12:01 PM 3,074 Views 2 Comments

With a struggle for power already in earnest at Camp Nou, we look at the possible candidates and what fans can expect in the lead-up to the polls.

# political-football - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Notorious hatchet man Boris Johnson dangles a leg, trips little kid during park kickabout
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Notorious hatchet man Boris Johnson dangles a leg, trips little kid during park kickabout

Oct 15th 2014, 4:48 PM 4,219 Views 1 Comment

Oi ref, that’s a booking at least?!

# political-football - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Boycott of Russia's 2018 World Cup discussed by EU: sources
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Boycott of Russia's 2018 World Cup discussed by EU: sources

Sep 3rd 2014, 2:40 PM 6,353 Views 17 Comments

If the crisis in Ukraine escalates, the tournament may be hit.

# political-football - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Platini says he will not challenge Blatter for top FIFA job
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Platini says he will not challenge Blatter for top FIFA job

Aug 28th 2014, 10:24 AM 1,528 Views 12 Comments

The way is clear for Blatter’s fifth four-year term in charge of FIFA.

# political-football - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Sepp Blatter is going to ignore all the haters and declare his FIFA candidacy today
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Sepp Blatter is going to ignore all the haters and declare his FIFA candidacy today

Jun 11th 2014, 11:27 AM 3,030 Views 14 Comments

Blatter was met by some vocal European opposition yesterday as FIFA prepares for its congress.

# political-football - Thursday 5 June, 2014

New World Cup vote needed if corruption proven, says Platini
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New World Cup vote needed if corruption proven, says Platini

Jun 5th 2014, 5:28 PM 2,756 Views 6 Comments

The UEFA chief has hit back at criticism.

# political-football - Monday 31 March, 2014

Toulon president cancels rugby friendly after Beziers vote National Front
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Toulon president cancels rugby friendly after Beziers vote National Front

Mar 31st 2014, 6:38 PM 9,065 Views 5 Comments

Mourad Boudjellal has more than Leinster on his mind this week.

# political-football - Friday 21 February, 2014

Barcelona innocent of tax fraud, insists club president
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Barcelona innocent of tax fraud, insists club president

Feb 21st 2014, 11:33 AM 1,677 Views 5 Comments

“We took advice, ourselves, the player, Santos, and we did everything legally,” Josep Bartomeu said

# political-football - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Barcelona chief Sandro Rosell on brink of dramatic exit as club call EGM
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Barcelona chief Sandro Rosell on brink of dramatic exit as club call EGM

Jan 23rd 2014, 2:33 PM 3,791 Views 4 Comments

The club president is under the spotlight over the Neymar transfer.

# political-football - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Six Nations chiefs wary of Euro 'breakaway'
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Six Nations chiefs wary of Euro 'breakaway'

Jan 22nd 2014, 12:22 AM 5,502 Views 3 Comments

Rugby bosses held yet more talks yesterday.

# political-football - Friday 27 December, 2013

Iniesta plays down rumoured Messi row with Barca chiefs
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Iniesta plays down rumoured Messi row with Barca chiefs

Dec 27th 2013, 5:44 PM 5,686 Views 2 Comments

The Argentine No 10 is no longer the highest-paid star a the Camp Nou since Neymar’s arrival.

# political-football - Friday 13 December, 2013

Celtic hit with UEFA fine for Bobby Sands banner
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Celtic hit with UEFA fine for Bobby Sands banner

Dec 13th 2013, 5:58 PM 4,375 Views 18 Comments

The news is a further blow for the Scottish champions, who imposed bans on 128 supporters on Monday following crowd trouble in a league fixture at Motherwell.

# political-football - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Galatasaray fans shame football authorities over Drogba's Mandela tribute
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Galatasaray fans shame football authorities over Drogba's Mandela tribute

Dec 10th 2013, 8:32 PM 13,211 Views 5 Comments

The Gala fans backed their star striker and Emmanuel Eboue tonight.

# political-football - Saturday 30 November, 2013

French club boss: Rugby Champions Cup was a way to get what we wanted
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French club boss: Rugby Champions Cup was a way to get what we wanted

Nov 30th 2013, 11:42 AM 2,856 Views 6 Comments

“This year of transition will give us enough time to create a new structure,” he added.

# political-football - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Celtic nations set for climbdown over European competition
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Celtic nations set for climbdown over European competition

Oct 13th 2013, 10:34 AM 7,092 Views 34 Comments

Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Italy to make concessions.

# political-football - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Gary Neville criticises Joe Hart after Champions League calamity
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Gary Neville criticises Joe Hart after Champions League calamity

Oct 3rd 2013, 9:52 AM 4,123 Views 10 Comments

England coach Neville says Hart needs to do better.

# political-football - Monday 16 September, 2013

Heineken Cup latest: ERC chief accuses English, French of guerilla tactics
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Heineken Cup latest: ERC chief accuses English, French of guerilla tactics

Sep 16th 2013, 6:50 PM 3,973 Views 17 Comments

Jean-Pierre Lux is at the centre of the row which may well end the European Cup era as we know it.

# political-football - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

FIFA asks for clarity on Russian gay law
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FIFA asks for clarity on Russian gay law

Aug 14th 2013, 12:20 PM 1,778 Views 4 Comments

Football chiefs are adamant that fans have a ‘positive experience’ in 2018.

# political-football - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

In focus: Unrest sheds light on new face of Brazil
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In focus: Unrest sheds light on new face of Brazil

Jul 2nd 2013, 9:26 AM 1,295 Views 0 Comments

The protests around the Confederations Cup have raised grave questions over Brazil’s readiness to stage the World Cup

# political-football - Thursday 18 April, 2013

As Italian MPs fail to agree on president some cast prank ballot for Trapattoni
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As Italian MPs fail to agree on president some cast prank ballot for Trapattoni

Apr 18th 2013, 8:34 PM 10,152 Views 16 Comments

Others voted for the actress Sophia Loren and a famous Italian porn star as lawmakers failed to reach a required two-thirds majority on a candidate for president.

# political-football - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Mes que une Liga? Catalan vote could see Barca in French league
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Mes que une Liga? Catalan vote could see Barca in French league

Nov 24th 2012, 6:57 PM 2,732 Views 0 Comments

Barcelona City mayor Javier Trias says that the European giants could be travelling north for every domestic fixture.

# political-football - Friday 26 October, 2012

Sheva, Klitschko hope to score in Ukraine election
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Sheva, Klitschko hope to score in Ukraine election

Oct 26th 2012, 11:21 AM 895 Views 0 Comments

Iconic footballer Andriy Shevchenko and world boxing champion Vitali Klitchsko will both stand for election in Ukraine this weekend.

# political-football - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Is this the game-changing endorsement* that will seal Barack Obama's re-election?
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Is this the game-changing endorsement* that will seal Barack Obama's re-election?

Oct 25th 2012, 9:53 AM 13,633 Views 26 Comments

*Hint: when you see who it is, you’ll know it’s not.

# political-football - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Open thread: After last night's win, should Giovanni Trapattoni be given more time?
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Open thread: After last night's win, should Giovanni Trapattoni be given more time?

Oct 17th 2012, 7:12 AM 7,426 Views 82 Comments

Two out of three ain’t bad but is the Trap era over for Ireland?

# political-football - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Rugby chief hoses down Heineken Cup breakaway speculation
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Rugby chief hoses down Heineken Cup breakaway speculation

Oct 2nd 2012, 10:06 AM 807 Views 2 Comments

Rugby clubs in England and France’s top divisions want qualifying for the Heineken Cup to be overhauled.

# political-football - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Platini keen to stage winter World Cup in Qatar
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Platini keen to stage winter World Cup in Qatar

Sep 25th 2012, 5:11 PM 1,053 Views 3 Comments

“Did you see in South Africa? It was freezing and nobody could go anywhere to a fan club or anything,” says the Uefa chief.

# political-football - Friday 22 June, 2012

Germany v Greece: money talks but actions will speak loudest on the pitch
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Germany v Greece: money talks but actions will speak loudest on the pitch

Jun 22nd 2012, 4:48 PM 2,540 Views 17 Comments

Miguel Delaney has landed in Gdansk ahead of tonight’s politically-charged Euro 2012 quarter-final. This could be epic.

# political-football - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Game on: Angela Merkel to attend politically-charged Germany-Greece clash
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Game on: Angela Merkel to attend politically-charged Germany-Greece clash

Jun 21st 2012, 6:52 AM 4,111 Views 24 Comments

“She seems to bring us luck,” Germany midfielder Sami Khedira told reporters.

# political-football - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Loew leaves the politics to Merkel for Greek clash
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Loew leaves the politics to Merkel for Greek clash

Jun 20th 2012, 10:06 AM 1,977 Views 0 Comments

The Gdansk quarter-final is being billed as the battle of the two nations at the heart of the Eurozone crisis.