Kenya: FKF and KPL line up for court battle to the death

Kenyan Premier LeagueBy Mark Baber
March 5 - The Football Federation of Kenya (FKF) initiated court case, attempting to put an end to the Kenyan Premier League and replace it with a League made up primarily of what were second tier clubs, looks certain to proceed on toady, despite a High Court Judge on Tuesday giving the two sides 48 hours to try and sort the matter amicably.

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Clubs soften on Winter 2022 after Rummenigge meets Blatter

Karl-Heinz RummenniggeMarch 4 - Europe's leading clubs are reported to have softened their anger over the decision in principle to switch the 2022 World Cup to winter following a meeting between the head of the European Club Association and FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

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FIFA extend Boateng lifetime match-fixing ban worldwide

Michael BoatengBy Mark Baber
March 4 - Michael Boateng (pictured), the former Crystal Palace youth player who was sentenced to jail for match-fixing last year, has had his lifetime ban from football extended worldwide by FIFA.

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Welsh unleash dragon's fury on duplicitous English manoeuvring

Welsh dragonMarch 4 - England's demand for a combined British team at next year's Olympic Games in Rio has prompted a furious reaction from the head of Welsh football who says his country has been taken completely for granted.

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Debt crisis raises threat of relegation for Red Star Belgrade

Red Star BelgradeBy Jaroslaw Adamowski
March 4 - Red Star Belgrade is being threatened with automatic relegation to the Serbian second tier as a result to its continuing financial woes. Sources close to the club's management say that such a decision could be taken by the country's football federation which is monitoring the situation at the club.

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AFC powerplay: Qatari looks set to lose out to Kuwaiti in bid for FIFA exco seat

AFC logoBy Andrew Warshaw
March 3 - Qatar's hopes of securing a place at the top table of FIFA look set to be dashed for a second time as Asian football gears up for a powerful alliance between the region's two most influential officials.

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Russians acknowledge they need to get tougher on racism

Russia 2018 logo1By Andrew Warshaw
March 4 - One of Russia's leading football officials has admitted the country must eliminate the "virus" of racism before the 2018 World Cup. With so much focus on Qatar 2022, Russian organisers have managed to escape the same level of scrutiny but comments by FIFA president Sepp Blatter have forced them to concede that considerable effort needs to be made to tackle discrimination.

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Webb sticks to his guns and fires up for new term as CONCACAF chief

Jeffrey Webb7By Paul Nicholson
March 4 – Jeffrey Webb is set to be re-elected unopposed to the presidency of North and Central American and Caribbean confederation CONCACAF. The XXX Congress on April 16 will see one contested election with a battle for the FIFA Executive Committee post for the Central American region.

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Maxxis joins Scotiabank on CONCACAF Champions League roster

maxxisMarch 4 – Traffic Sports has signed a new sponsor for the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League. Maxxis joins the roster as Official Tire Sponsor for the competition which is now into its quarter final stages.

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