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This is part of our efforts to improve football. In this column we discuss the key issues facing football – using more technology, money in the game, diving / simulation, developing young players and football training in general, changes to rules (governing football and clubs) and a lot more.

No more racism in football according to Fifa who disbands task force

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In an incredibly strange move, Fifa has disbanded its anti-racism task force, declaring that their work is complete. This act comes as a surprise given...

How football in the UK will be impacted by Brexit

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The referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom should leave or remain in the European Union (EU) is an important landmark in the country's...

New ruling on 1989 soccer tragedy

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In 1989, 96 soccer fans were tragically and fatally crushed in Sheffield, during a semi-finals match. This has been known as the Hillsborough Stadium...

Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho suspended after failed drug test

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Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has been suspended after the club was notified that he was being investigated over a failed drug test. The doping violation...

Former Premier League referees have urged the Football Association to Consider Introducing Video Cameras

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Referees in professional sports are usually the scapegoats when things go wrong because the decisions that they make have an impact on the result...

FIFA admits World Cup voting was rigged, launches legal battle against corrupt officials

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FIFA has admitted for the first time that World Cup voting was rigged in the past. In legal papers filed in New York, FIFA...

Greek match delayed as players stage sit-down protest over migrant deaths

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It looked like any other football match was going to occur when second division clubs in Greece, AEL Larissa and Acharnaikos met. However, something...

Football’s Approach To Protecting The Health Of Premier League Players

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Their payslips might raise a few eyebrows, but it can’t be denied that few jobs are as physically demanding as that of a Premier...

What Arsene Wenger didn’t say about doping in football

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Arsene Wenger's interview in L'Equipe has been widely quoted in the last 24 hours - it's worth a full read but most people have...

How America Should Fix FIFA

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Over the past month, the United States Department of Justice has dramatically cracked down on corruption that has plagued FIFA, the international governing body...

Away Goals – Relevant in Today’s Game?

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Watching the first leg of the Champions’ League quarter final tie between Atletico Madrid and their city rivals, Real Madrid, you’d be forgiven for...

Could you pass a Premier League club’s fitness test?

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The days of George Best turning up at Old Trafford half-an-hour before kick-off, quickly getting changed into the red of Manchester United and running...