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    Asian football officials deliver snub to Fifa by blocking elections • Congress closed less than 30 minutes after opening• Delegates overwhelmingly rejected meeting agendaAsia’s top football officials delivered a major snub to Fifa on Tuesday, forcing the postponement of an election for three spots on the world body’s new governing council in a row over the disqualification of a Qatari...

    Fifa decision to disband anti-racism task force ‘shameful’, says Prince Ali • Kick It Out also dismayed by world football’s governing body’s decision • Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura says zero-tolerance policy still in placeFifa has been widely criticised for abolishing its anti-racism task force less than two years before the Russia 2018 World Cup, forcing the new secretary general,...

    UN sets out position on Israeli settlement football clubs in letter to Fifa Warning over validity comes before meeting this week to discuss issue of Israeli teams playing in West BankA senior United Nations official has written to Fifa to reiterate that the UN regards Israeli settlements – and by extension Israeli football teams that play in them – to...

    Fifa says it’s solved racism in football – but it’s nowhere near | Archie Bland Football’s governing body obviously isn’t taking the problem of racial abuse seriously if it thinks its mission is complete. There’s a long way to goFifa has disbanded its anti-racism taskforce, because its mission has been “completely fulfilled”. This news will reverberate across football and beyond,...

    Welcome to Deportivo Maldonado, where the big names never actually play In part two of our investigation into the world of agents, the Guardian reveals how Jonathan Calleri and Gerónimo Rulli moved to the Premier League from the Uruguayan club this summer, despite rumours of third-party ownershipOf all the millions of pounds spent this summer by Premier League clubs, the...

    Fifa disbands its anti-racism taskforce declaring that the job is done • Force established in 2013 ‘has completely fulfilled its mission’ says Fifa• Dismay at decision with incidents on the rise in World Cup hosts RussiaFifa has disbanded its anti-racism task force, declaring the work complete despite ongoing concerns about discriminatory behaviour in Russia, the hosts of the 2018 World...

    Fifa faces legal challenge over Qatar migrant workers FNV union says football body should have demanded abolition of kafala migrant labour system ahead of 2022 World CupFifa is facing legal action in the Swiss courts over its alleged complicity in the mistreatment of migrant workers in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup, the Guardian can reveal. Since Fifa voted...

    GB Olympic football team no threat to separate status, says Infantino • Fifa’s Gianni Infantino says teams would not jeopardise ‘150 years of history’• One-off GB teams competed at London 2012 but no sides in RioA Team GB Olympics football side would not endanger the four home nations’ independent status in the eyes of the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino.The head...

    Football insiders claim world game is ‘endemically corrupt’ in player transfers In the first of a two-part series looking into alleged corruption in football, the Guardian talks to agents, lawyers and academics close to the biggest dealsA starlet at a Premier League club is to be promoted to the first team. His agent has represented him since the age of...

    Said & Done: Karren Brady, Wayne Rooney, and basic witchcraft Also featuring: @Dr_TonyXia; Diego Maradona; and how racism works Sun columnist Karren Brady on the game’s greed culture: “Allardyce lost his credibility… And for what? A greedy top-up and a help-yourself bonus that reveals a staggering sense of entitlement. I guess this is what they call chickens coming home to...

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    Fifa must ban these Israeli settlement teams, if it wants a level playing field | Ben Jamal There is a rising tide of pressure, including...

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