News Analysis: FIFA’s Villar Llona insanity

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By James Dostoyevsky

July 27 – UEFA is finally moving to replace Michel Platini as its president. In mid-September, the European football’s governing body, which organises some of football’s financially most profitable competitions, will have to chose between three men from three different backgrounds.

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Palestine Cup re-ignites border row as players miss opening game

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July 27 – FIFA’s increasingly difficult diplomatic attempts to mediate in the ongoing spat between Israel and Palestine over free movement of Palestinian footballers and equipment have been highlighted yet again with reports that Israel intervened to hinder the Palestine Cup, one of the region’s most anticipated competitions.

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