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Van Basten steps down from FIFA technical role

October 15 – Just weeks after taking centre stage at FIFA’s much-trumpeted coaches forum in London to debate tactical and technical trends following the World Cup,  Marco van Basten is leaving his role as the organisation’s chief technical development officer at the end of the month.

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Makudi confident CAS will overturn FIFA ban

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October 12 – Former FIFA executive committee member Worawi Makudi is fighting his ban from the global game at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The former Thai strongman is seeking to have the ban lifted as Thai FA elections approach. 

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FIFA to boost women’s prize money for France 2019 World Cup

October 5 – FIFA’s competitions committee has proposed an increase in prize money for the upcoming Women’s World Cup in France next year. The amount of the increase has not been disclosed but the proposal has now been sent to the finance committee for review before it presented to the FIFA Council for approval.

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