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Historic Chelsea transfers under investigation

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Two Chelsea transfers from the Roman Abramovich era are under investigation by the Premier League because they may have breached Financial Fair Play regulations. The apparent breach was reported by the current owners, and nobody who is at the club now was involved with either deal. At the heart of the allegations are the transfers to the club of Samuel ...

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UEFA to tighten FFP rules

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UEFA are set to tighten the rules on Financial Fair Play (FFP). The measure is a response to prevent further exploitation which has been used by Chelsea in the current transfer window. They have signed players on very long contracts, meaning that, under the current provisions, the cost of their transfer fee can be amortised over the length of their ...

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Money laundering rife in football transfers

An unpublished report commissioned by UEFA in 2018 found that money laundering was rife in the transfer market and that dominant agents exploited loopholes to get round the rules prohibiting third party transfers. The report made eight recommendations, none of which have subsequently been implemented, although one may be introduced soon, and votes on some of the others are expected ...

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City await outcome of CAS hearing

Manchester City will have to wait until July before they know if their appeal against their two year ban from the Champions League has been successful. City were handed the ban in February, along with a €30 million (£26.7 million fine) by UEFA for allegedly breaching the rules on Financial Fair Play (FFP). The Premier League club, who have always ...

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Super agents ready to take on FIFA

An influential group of football agents want to take on FIFA and create an alternative transfer system. The group, called Football Agents Forum, is led by super-agent Mino Raiolo, whose clients include Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland, and he led a furious attack on the world’s governing body earlier this week which he described as line “a communist dictator who ...

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UEFA Nations League: England 1 – 2 Spain Review

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Three months after their celebrated run to the World Cup semi-finals, England received a harsh reality check from a dominant Spanish side on Saturday night at Wembley. Luis Enrique’s first competitive game as Spain head-coach saw his team show fantastic character to come from behind to beat the Three Lions 2-1. In truth, England showed grit, guts and no shortage of industry, but they were outplayed for ...

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Wales 4 – 1 Ireland Review: Ryan Giggs era begins

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Wales produced a scintillating display to demolish the Republic of Ireland 4 -1 in Cardiff on Thursday evening. Ryan Giggs will be extremely pleased by the sheer quality of the performance given by his side and especially the brilliant individual showings from his young midfielders David Brooks and Ethan Ampadu. For the Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, this devastating result and performance in what has been ...

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UEFA Nations League: Northern Ireland vs Bosnia Preview

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Most recent competitive meeting: This match will be the first-ever meeting between the teams. Match Stats: Northern Ireland have won 10 of their last 14 home matches losing only to Croatia, Switzerland and twice to Germany. The Northern Ireland defence has kept 8 clean sheets in their last 10 home victories. Bosnia failed to reach the World Cup in Russia ...

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UEFA Nations League: Wales vs Republic of Ireland Preview

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  Most recent competitive meeting: 9th October 2017- Wales 0 v Ireland 1 Match Stats: Wales have failed to win in their last eight meetings with the Republic of Ireland. Wales have never beaten the Republic of Ireland in a competitive fixture. Ireland are unbeaten in their last seven away competitive matches against the Welsh, including the one-nil win over Wales in October 2017. Gareth Bale has been on the scoresheet in five of ...

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