Tag Archives: the FA

UEFA confirms indefinite Finals postponement

UEFA, the governing body of European football, has confirmed that all club finals have been ‘postponed indefinitely’ as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Last night, UEFA issued a short statement confirming its decision to postpone its roster of May finals for the Champions League and Europa League tournaments for both men and women’s football. In its update, UEFA …

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English football suspension extended until 30 April 

The FA has confirmed that English football has collectively agreed to extend the postponement for all-levels of the professional play until Thursday 30 April.  The postponement has been agreed upon by The FA, Premier League, EFL and Women’s professional game, with the directive accepted by the PFA and LMA. English football has undertaken this decision facing ‘unprecedented times’ as UK …

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DCMS to judge whether football needs to blackout betting

Nigel Adams, the UK Minister for Sports and Digital (DCMS), has stated that ‘football’s link with betting’ will form a key part of the government’s ‘imminent review’ of the 2005 Gambling Act. Interviewed by BBC Sport, Adams detailed concerns on football being ‘too dependent’ on gambling sponsorships, as the DCMS Minister outlined the government’s agenda for UK sports. Adams revealed …

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Paul Scholes fined by FA over E8 betting breaches

The FA has fined former England and Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes £8,000 for betting misconduct breaches and further warning the football figurehead of his future conduct. The association has completed its investigation into 140 bets, wagered on football matches between 7 August 2015 to 12 January 2019, assessing whether Scholes breached its FA E8 Rule.   FA E8 rules …

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FA charges Paul Scholes with ‘allegedly’ breaching betting rules

Issuing a short statement, the Football Association (FA) has confirmed that it has charged former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes ‘with misconduct in relation to its betting rules’. The FA states that Scholes is alleged to have placed 140 bets on football matches between 17 August 2015 to 12 January 2019, breaching FA Rule E8. Under the association’s …

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The FA partners with PayPal to tackle grassroot fees

The Football Association (FA) enters an official payments partnership with PayPal that plans to transform how players pay their fees at grassroots level. By pushing payments through ‘The FA Matchday App’, the collaboration hopes to enable grassroots footballers to pay their match fees with their smartphones – bringing in possibly millions of extra pounds for grassroots clubs every season. Problems …

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FA CEO Martin Glenn to depart at the end of the season

The Football Association has confirmed its Chief Executive Officer Martin Glenn will stand down at the end of this season. During Glenn’s four year tenure at the FA, the governing body ended its ‘official betting partnership’ with Ladbrokes just one year into its four-year contract with the betting operator, which was reportedly worth £4 million per year. The decision came after an …

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Liverpool FC’s Daniel Sturridge charged with betting breach

Liverpool FC and England international striker Daniel Sturridge has been summoned by FA officials to explain alleged breaches of football’s code of conduct with regards to football betting, an activity strictly prohibited by FA rules. Sturridge (29) is alleged to have breached Rule E8 concerning FA registered professional athletes, managers, coaches, and club staff wagering on football matches, events or …

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FA eyes betting industry levy after collapse of Wembley sale

After Fulham owner Shahid Khan retracted his £600m offer to buy Wembley Stadium, FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn has revealed the FA could seek to implement a levy on betting operators. Glenn had pushed for the sale of Wembley to increase the funding of grassroots football, however he failed to gain the backing of the FA Council and the potential …

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SBC’s On The Ball – Wembley, Eleven Sports and AC Milan

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition takes a closer look at why the sale of Wembley stadium fell apart, as well as a tough financial year for one of Italy’s biggest clubs. Khan withdraws Wembley interest  The £600m sale of Wembley stadium …

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