45 days to go to the AFC Asian Cup, UAE 2019

Dutch revamp leagues to boost competitive structure

KNVB shirt

By Samindra Kunti
March 7 – The Dutch FA, the KNVB, is further fine-tuning a structural reform of its domestic club football. From the 2016/17 season onwards professional and amateur football in the Netherlands will be integrated through a mandatory system of promotion and relegation. In a latest reform the ‘Topklasse’ has been rebranded as ‘Derde Divisie’ (Third Division).

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Infantino easyjets into Cardiff to talk football and flex his muscle

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By Andrew Warshaw in Cardiff
March 4 – As a statement of intent in terms of doing away with the excesses of the past, Gianni Infantino could hardly have made a more telling start. For his first overseas assignment as the new FIFA president, there was no private jet, no first class travel and not even a scheduled airline as Infantino, exactly a week after being elected in succession to Sepp Blatter,

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Tax and fraud investigators swoop on Belgian FA

de Keersmacker

By Samindra Kunti
March 4 – Local law enforcement authorities are investigating possible tax evasion and a conflict of interests at the Belgian FA KBVB. The torrent of allegations of financial mismanagement may make the position of KBVB president François De Keersmaecker (pictured) untenable.

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