FIFA ups ante in war on Webb calling for lifetime ban

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By Andrew Warshaw

May 4 – FIFA ethics prosecutors want a lifetime ban imposed on former FIFA vice president and ex-CONCACAF leader Jeffrey Webb, who has admitted taking bribes as part of the widespread corruption probe being conducted by United States authorities.

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Matt Scott: Ranieri’s reputation died in Greece. Now it is reborn

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“Come Dionysus – burst into life, burst into being, be a mighty bull, a hundred-headed snake, a fire-breathing lion. Burst into smiling life, oh Bacchus!” Euripides, The Bacchae

In Greek mythology Dionysus, or Bacchus, was an unborn child when his pregnant mother was killed and he was rescued by his father, Zeus, later to be born from the thigh of the god. Dionysus became the Greek god of the harvest,

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Sunderland’s Black Cats in the red again

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By David Owen

May 3 – Sunderland, the Wearside club battling hard to escape relegation from the Premier League under Sam Allardyce, have rounded off the annual financial results season in the English top tier by reporting a £25.4 million pre-tax loss for the year to 31 July 2015.

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UEFA’s concentrated club wealth leaves little room for Infantino’s ‘solidarity’ pitch

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By Paul Nicholson

May 4 – On the day that FIFA president Gianni Infantino addressed his former UEFA colleagues in Budapest with a plea for them to forgo their $5 million grants from FIFA for the greater good of developing world football, KPMG’s Football Benchmark team (also based in Budapest) produced an analysis of how UEFA has distributed its substantial wealth from its two major competitions (Champions League and Europa League) over the past three seasons.

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Aussies and Japanese team up in bid for greater glory

Aus and Japan team up

By Mark Baber

May 3 – The Hyundai A-League and Japanese J-League have signed a co-operation agreement which will see the two leagues share technical, marketing and administrative expertise as well as paving the way for more matches at elite youth level between Australian and Japanese clubs and encouraging loan deals between the leagues.

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