Football

Ex-FIFA deputy general secretary Kattner banned from football

Former FIFA deputy general secretary Markus Kattner has been banned from all football-related activity for 10 years for abuse of position. FIFA said its ethics committee judges found Kattner guilty of conflicts of interest and abuse of position, including obtaining a recording of a FIFA Council meeting. He was also fined £847,000 and ordered to ...

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Euro Memories: Stam on 'that' penalty vs Italy

“I think everybody within the squad thought we could’ve done it. You need to keep your head cool but we missed the penalties otherwise we would’ve been there and could’ve won the tournament.” August 29, 2000. That year the Euros were hosted in Belgium and the Netherlands, and France would go on to win their second consecutive international tournament after ...

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Who is new NI manager Ian Baraclough?

Following his appointment as Northern Ireland manager, Ian Baraclough is two wins away from reaching the finals of a major tournament already – but who is he? The 49-year-old has been working with the Irish Football Association for a number of years and has been promoted from his job as U21s boss as the IFA look for a continuation of ...

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