FIFA drop multi-million pound TV deal with Warner’s firm


By Andrew Warshaw

September 9 – FIFA have terminated a multi-million pound TV deal for the 2014 World Cup after discovering the rights had been sublicensed to a company owned by Jack Warner, their former senior vice-president who resigned from all footballing activities after being charged in the recent bribery and corruption scandal.

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Disgraced Cook avoids Wigan match as probe continues


By David Gold

September 7 – Under fire Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook will not attend the club’s match with Wigan Athletic on Saturday (September 9) as an investigation is carried out into his conduct for allegedly sending an email mocking the mother of defender Nedum Onuoha’s cancer condition.

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Sion fight Europa League expulsion at Swiss court


By David Gold in Geneva

September 6 – FC Sion have confirmed that they have appealed to UEFA against their expulsion from the Europa League, with both players and the club itself set to launch legal proceedings against football’s European governing body at Swiss civil court level.

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