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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.

From The42 Toulon president cancels rugby friendly after Beziers vote National Front Political Football

Toulon president cancels rugby friendly after Beziers vote National Front

Mourad Boudjellal has more than Leinster on his mind this week.

From The42 Barcelona innocent of tax fraud, insists club president Political Football

Barcelona innocent of tax fraud, insists club president

“We took advice, ourselves, the player, Santos, and we did everything legally,” Josep Bartomeu said

From The42 Barcelona chief Sandro Rosell on brink of dramatic exit as club call EGM Political Football

Barcelona chief Sandro Rosell on brink of dramatic exit as club call EGM

The club president is under the spotlight over the Neymar transfer.

From The42 Six Nations chiefs wary of Euro 'breakaway' Political Football

Six Nations chiefs wary of Euro 'breakaway'

Rugby bosses held yet more talks yesterday.

From The42 Iniesta plays down rumoured Messi row with Barca chiefs Political Football

Iniesta plays down rumoured Messi row with Barca chiefs

The Argentine No 10 is no longer the highest-paid star a the Camp Nou since Neymar’s arrival.

From The42 Celtic hit with UEFA fine for Bobby Sands banner Political Football

Celtic hit with UEFA fine for Bobby Sands banner

The news is a further blow for the Scottish champions, who imposed bans on 128 supporters on Monday following crowd trouble in a league fixture at Motherwell.

From The42 Galatasaray fans shame football authorities over Drogba's Mandela tribute Political Football

Galatasaray fans shame football authorities over Drogba's Mandela tribute

The Gala fans backed their star striker and Emmanuel Eboue tonight.

From The42 French club boss: Rugby Champions Cup was a way to get what we wanted Political Football

French club boss: Rugby Champions Cup was a way to get what we wanted

“This year of transition will give us enough time to create a new structure,” he added.

From The42 Celtic nations set for climbdown over European competition Political Football

Celtic nations set for climbdown over European competition

Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Italy to make concessions.

From The42 Gary Neville criticises Joe Hart after Champions League calamity Political Football

Gary Neville criticises Joe Hart after Champions League calamity

England coach Neville says Hart needs to do better.

From The42 Heineken Cup latest: ERC chief accuses English, French of guerilla tactics Political Football

Heineken Cup latest: ERC chief accuses English, French of guerilla tactics

Jean-Pierre Lux is at the centre of the row which may well end the European Cup era as we know it.

From The42 FIFA asks for clarity on Russian gay law Political Football

FIFA asks for clarity on Russian gay law

Football chiefs are adamant that fans have a ‘positive experience’ in 2018.

From The42 In focus: Unrest sheds light on new face of Brazil Political Football

In focus: Unrest sheds light on new face of Brazil

The protests around the Confederations Cup have raised grave questions over Brazil’s readiness to stage the World Cup

From TheJournal.ie As Italian MPs fail to agree on president some cast prank ballot for Trapattoni Italy

As Italian MPs fail to agree on president some cast prank ballot for Trapattoni

Others voted for the actress Sophia Loren and a famous Italian porn star as lawmakers failed to reach a required two-thirds majority on a candidate for president.

From The42 Mes que une Liga? Catalan vote could see Barca in French league Ligue 1

Mes que une Liga? Catalan vote could see Barca in French league

Barcelona City mayor Javier Trias says that the European giants could be travelling north for every domestic fixture.

From The42 Sheva, Klitschko hope to score in Ukraine election Political Football

Sheva, Klitschko hope to score in Ukraine election

Iconic footballer Andriy Shevchenko and world boxing champion Vitali Klitchsko will both stand for election in Ukraine this weekend.

From The42 Is this the game-changing endorsement* that will seal Barack Obama's re-election? Political Football

Is this the game-changing endorsement* that will seal Barack Obama's re-election?

*Hint: when you see who it is, you’ll know it’s not.

From The42 Open thread: After last night's win, should Giovanni Trapattoni be given more time? Political Football

Open thread: After last night's win, should Giovanni Trapattoni be given more time?

Two out of three ain’t bad but is the Trap era over for Ireland?

From The42 Rugby chief hoses down Heineken Cup breakaway speculation Political Football

Rugby chief hoses down Heineken Cup breakaway speculation

Rugby clubs in England and France’s top divisions want qualifying for the Heineken Cup to be overhauled.

From The42 Platini keen to stage winter World Cup in Qatar Political Football

Platini keen to stage winter World Cup in Qatar

“Did you see in South Africa? It was freezing and nobody could go anywhere to a fan club or anything,” says the Uefa chief.

From The42 Germany v Greece: money talks but actions will speak loudest on the pitch Political Football

Germany v Greece: money talks but actions will speak loudest on the pitch

Miguel Delaney has landed in Gdansk ahead of tonight’s politically-charged Euro 2012 quarter-final. This could be epic.

From The42 Game on: Angela Merkel to attend politically-charged Germany-Greece clash Political Football

Game on: Angela Merkel to attend politically-charged Germany-Greece clash

“She seems to bring us luck,” Germany midfielder Sami Khedira told reporters.

From The42 Loew leaves the politics to Merkel for Greek clash Political Football

Loew leaves the politics to Merkel for Greek clash

The Gdansk quarter-final is being billed as the battle of the two nations at the heart of the Eurozone crisis.

From The42 Going up: Enda Kenny and Giovanni Trapattoni take on Croagh Patrick Political Football This post contains images

Going up: Enda Kenny and Giovanni Trapattoni take on Croagh Patrick

The Taoiseach and Ireland’s football chief teamed up for a charity fundraiser at the famous Co Mayo climb earlier.

From The42 Rangers cannot be allowed to go bust, says Salmond Political Football

Rangers cannot be allowed to go bust, says Salmond

Scotland’s First Minister has encouraged the Revenue and Rangers to come to an agreement which would ensure that club’s survival.

From The42 Sort it out: Europe's top clubs warned on rising debts Political Football

Sort it out: Europe's top clubs warned on rising debts

UEFA officials call newly-released debt figures a ‘wake-up call’ for the continent’s elite clubs.

From The42 Cheers to that! FIFA insists on beer for 2014 World Cup Political Football

Cheers to that! FIFA insists on beer for 2014 World Cup

Selling beer in football grounds is banned under Brazilian law, but FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke says that will have to change.

From TheJournal.ie Minister slams Micheál Martin for 'inaccurate and misleading' comments about NI archive Dispute

Minister slams Micheál Martin for 'inaccurate and misleading' comments about NI archive

The Fianna Fáil leader and the Justice Minister are at loggerheads over the national archives being sent to the US.

From The42 Beaumont held up short in IRB presidency race Political Football

Beaumont held up short in IRB presidency race

The International Rugby Board will re-elect Bernard Lapasset as president in Las Vegas today, according to reports.

From The42 Football chief John Delaney's salary is 'obscene', insists TD Political Football

Football chief John Delaney's salary is 'obscene', insists TD

People Before Profit representative Richard Boyd Barrett says the money paid to the FAI boss is ‘unacceptable’.

From The42 FIFA bans bin Hammam for life in bribery case Political Football

FIFA bans bin Hammam for life in bribery case

Qatari becomes the most senior soccer official convicted of corruption in FIFA’s 107-year history.

From The42 "Presumption of innocence maintained" says FIFA as vice-president Jack Warner resigns Political Football

"Presumption of innocence maintained" says FIFA as vice-president Jack Warner resigns

Investigation into bribery allegations against Warner closed.

From The42 Lord Ferguson of Old Trafford? MPs lobby to make United boss a Lord Political Football

Lord Ferguson of Old Trafford? MPs lobby to make United boss a Lord

Two Labour MPs from Manchester are looking for House of Commons support to get Fergie into the House of Lords.

From The42 All the President's men: Kissinger to help FIFA clean up its act Political Football

All the President's men: Kissinger to help FIFA clean up its act

Former US Secretary of State called upon to join Blatter’s proposed “solution committee.”