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#Political Football

From The42 Koscielny slams Baku Europa League final after Arsenal team-mate Mkhitaryan forced out Politics

Koscielny slams Baku Europa League final after Arsenal team-mate Mkhitaryan forced out

The Armenian will not travel to Baku to face Chelsea due to concerns over his safety.

From The42 Comfort breaks, a Healy-Rae and Brexit? John Delaney's 'long' day at Leinster House Political Football

Comfort breaks, a Healy-Rae and Brexit? John Delaney's 'long' day at Leinster House

Ruth Coppinger said that Delaney’s refusal to fully engage with all questions, citing legal advice, turned today’s hearing into “Hamlet without the prince.”

From The42 John Delaney says he can't answer questions on €100,000 loan to FAI due to legal advice Political Football

John Delaney says he can't answer questions on €100,000 loan to FAI due to legal advice

And the former FAI chief cited ‘highly prejudicial’ comments at Oireachtas committee.

From The42 The FAI board insists it's taking steps to 'address concerns' Political Football

The FAI board insists it's taking steps to 'address concerns'

Consulting group Mazars are tasked with completing ‘an in-depth external review of all matters’.

From The42 LeBron James blasts NFL owners as 'old white men' with 'slave mentality' Political Football

LeBron James blasts NFL owners as 'old white men' with 'slave mentality'

The Los Angeles Lakers star hit out at American Football bosses for their approach, saying they’re inflexible.

From The42 Modric has a dig at Messi and Ronaldo for skipping Ballon d'Or ceremony Political Football

Modric has a dig at Messi and Ronaldo for skipping Ballon d'Or ceremony

The Real Madrid midfielder has ended the duopoly.

From The42 Trump gives media red card after meeting Fifa boss Infantino Political Football

Trump gives media red card after meeting Fifa boss Infantino

The head of football’s governing body met the US president on Tuesday to discuss the 2026 World Cup.

From The42 EA Sports apologise after Colin Kaepernick's name wiped from soundtrack lyrics on Madden Political Football

EA Sports apologise after Colin Kaepernick's name wiped from soundtrack lyrics on Madden

Big Sean complained that his verse on Big Bank was edited to exclude the shunned quarterback.

From The42 'It is not possible to accept this kind of racist attitude': Turkish president Erdogan issues support for Ozil Political Football

'It is not possible to accept this kind of racist attitude': Turkish president Erdogan issues support for Ozil

Erdogan says Ozil’s stance is ‘completely patriotic’.

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster praised for being first DUP leader to attend Ulster football final Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster praised for being first DUP leader to attend Ulster football final

Foster was also praised for standing up during the Irish national anthem.

From TheJournal.ie Argentina cancels its Israel World Cup friendly in Jerusalem Political Football

Argentina cancels its Israel World Cup friendly in Jerusalem

A Palestinian football boss had urged fans to burn shirts bearing Messi’s name if he played the match in Jerusalem.

From The42 Balotelli clashes with Italian deputy prime minister over citizenship laws Political Football

Balotelli clashes with Italian deputy prime minister over citizenship laws

The striker does not want other children of immigrants to suffer as he did in waiting for citizenship until turning 18.

From The42 US-Canada-Mexico vs Morocco: 2026 Fifa World Cup hosts to be announced in June Political Football

US-Canada-Mexico vs Morocco: 2026 Fifa World Cup hosts to be announced in June

Fifa bidding process is “fair, objective and transparent”, president Gianni Infantino said.

From The42 Former World Player of the Year George Weah elected president of Liberia Political Football

Former World Player of the Year George Weah elected president of Liberia

The 1995 Ballon d’Or winner starred for AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco.

From The42 NFL owners have discussed a 'nuclear option' that would force Jerry Jones to sell the Cowboys Political Football

NFL owners have discussed a 'nuclear option' that would force Jerry Jones to sell the Cowboys

The Cowboys owner is battling with the league.

From The42 Kaepernick files collusion grievance against NFL owners Political Football

Kaepernick files collusion grievance against NFL owners

The former 49ers quarterback is still looking for a job.

From The42 How FC Barcelona became the beating heart of the battle for Catalan independence Political Football

How FC Barcelona became the beating heart of the battle for Catalan independence

The club has been at the epicentre of Catalan identity for over 100 years.

From The42 Wenger wants FFP to be fixed or completely ditched Political Football

Wenger wants FFP to be fixed or completely ditched

The Arsenal boss believes that within the next year major changes will be brought to the regulation of transfer fees.

From The42 'The rules can't be respected' - Wenger calls for an end to Financial Fair Play rules Political Football

'The rules can't be respected' - Wenger calls for an end to Financial Fair Play rules

The Arsenal coach had been a big advocate of UEFA’s rules to clamp down on reckless spending.

From The42 Martin McGuinness disposed of 'bomb' hours before beloved Candystripes took on Benfica Political Football

Martin McGuinness disposed of 'bomb' hours before beloved Candystripes took on Benfica

McGuinness was called to assist Derry City officials hours before a huge European Cup clash.

From The42 English FA to appeal against poppy fine Political Football

English FA to appeal against poppy fine

After being fined £35,000 by FIFA for wearing black armbands featuring poppies against Scotland, the FA will contest the decision.

From The42 CAS rejects Blatter appeal, says ex-FIFA leader 'breached code of ethics' Political Football
From The42 Six Nations relegation? Italian boss slams idea as a French play for Olympics votes Political Football

Six Nations relegation? Italian boss slams idea as a French play for Olympics votes

Alfredo Gavazzi doesn’t like Bernard Lapasset’s plan.

From The42 Missing Sepp Blatter? Don't worry, the man ready to succeed him as Fifa boss is a great guy Political Football

Missing Sepp Blatter? Don't worry, the man ready to succeed him as Fifa boss is a great guy

Tommy Martin takes a look at the man trying to firm up election support, Sheikh Salman of Bahrain.

From The42 The talks that could have produced an all-Ireland soccer team in the 1970s Political Football

The talks that could have produced an all-Ireland soccer team in the 1970s

We came close enough at several stages to one national team on the island. This is why it didn’t work, writes Cormac Moore.

From The42 Bad news for Blatter and Platini as FIFA ethics probe 'requests sanctions' against pair Political Football

Bad news for Blatter and Platini as FIFA ethics probe 'requests sanctions' against pair

The fallout from the report could prove massive for the future of world football’s governing body.

From The42 'Stressed' Sepp Blatter under medical evaluation and ordered to take time off from FIFA FIFA

'Stressed' Sepp Blatter under medical evaluation and ordered to take time off from FIFA

The FIFA chief has been ordered to rest for five days.

From The42 Blatter stands firm despite Coca Cola, Visa and McDonald's demanding resignation Political Football

Blatter stands firm despite Coca Cola, Visa and McDonald's demanding resignation

The three high profile sponsors have asked the world governing body’s chief to step down after criminal proceedings were opened by Swiss authorities.

From The42 Van Gaal accused of ignoring Giggs in favour of Dutch coaches Political Football

Van Gaal accused of ignoring Giggs in favour of Dutch coaches

How are the two getting on?

From The42 Why did John Terry vote for Philippe Coutinho? It wasn't for footballing reasons apparently Political Football
From The42 A Jordanian prince, a Dutchman and Luis Figo will take on Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency Political Football

A Jordanian prince, a Dutchman and Luis Figo will take on Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency

Football’s world governing body announced the four candidates today.

From The42 Fifa to publish 'appropriate form' of Garcia report Political Football

Fifa to publish 'appropriate form' of Garcia report

Whatever that means.

From The42 The athletes who became successful politicians Political Football

The athletes who became successful politicians

We look at some of the top athletes Bernard Brogan might follow into politics.

From The42 Fifa lodge criminal complaint over 2018 and 2022 World Cups Political Football

Fifa lodge criminal complaint over 2018 and 2022 World Cups

The world game’s governing body believes it has unearthed evidence of misconduct during its investigation into the World Cup bids.

From The42 Will Laporta return? All you need to know about the Barcelona elections Political Football

Will Laporta return? All you need to know about the Barcelona elections

With a struggle for power already in earnest at Camp Nou, we look at the possible candidates and what fans can expect in the lead-up to the polls.

From The42 Notorious hatchet man Boris Johnson dangles a leg, trips little kid during park kickabout Political Football This post contains videos
From The42 Boycott of Russia's 2018 World Cup discussed by EU: sources Political Football

Boycott of Russia's 2018 World Cup discussed by EU: sources

If the crisis in Ukraine escalates, the tournament may be hit.

From The42 Platini says he will not challenge Blatter for top FIFA job Political Football

Platini says he will not challenge Blatter for top FIFA job

The way is clear for Blatter’s fifth four-year term in charge of FIFA.

From The42 Sepp Blatter is going to ignore all the haters and declare his FIFA candidacy today Political Football

Sepp Blatter is going to ignore all the haters and declare his FIFA candidacy today

Blatter was met by some vocal European opposition yesterday as FIFA prepares for its congress.

From The42 New World Cup vote needed if corruption proven, says Platini Political Football

New World Cup vote needed if corruption proven, says Platini

The UEFA chief has hit back at criticism.

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