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FA could close stadiums under new discrimination measures

Kick It Out was consulted by the FA in coming up with new guidelines Clubs could face stadium closures under new Football Association measures to punish discrimination. The rules, which come into effect next season and apply to all domestic competitions, mean teams would be penalised for incidents such as …

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Players can be red-carded for deliberately coughing, say Ifab & FA

Players can be red-carded if a referee deems they deliberately coughed at an opponent Players who deliberately cough at other players or match officials can be red-carded, say football’s rule-makers and the Football Association. The International Football Association Board (Ifab) said such and offence fell within “using offence, insulting or …

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Sent off for a cough? FA issues guidelines to referees

Players who deliberately cough at opponents or referees can be shown red or yellow cards under new guidelines issued by England’s Football Association (FA) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The instructions to referees taking charge of games when COVID-19 restrictions are in place will come into force immediately and be applied …

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Drogba submits candidacy to become Ivory Coast FA president

Didier Drogba drew a large crowd on Saturday eager to watch him submit his candidacy before the deadline for next months Ivory Coast Football Federation elections. The 42-year-old former African Footballer of the Year is one of four candidates seeking the presidency of the West African country’s football association. But …

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FA Cup final: The Wembley showpiece that deserved so much more

Highlights: Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup Arsenal’s coach arrived at Wembley for the Heads Up FA Cup final to be greeted by a small group of observers and one middle-aged supporter waving a large flag. The Gunners’ match-winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang concluded the victory celebrations by stepping down …

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Aubameyang won Arsenal an FA Cup that ensures the club the riches of European football — riches they now must use to keep their talisman

LONDON — There was sadly no crowd to witness Arsenal‘s 14th FA Cup final success — a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Chelsea — but it doesn’t take much to imagine what the Gunners contingent would have sung about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: sign him up. The 31-year-old made the difference against Chelsea, …

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