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Adamu takes FIFA ban to CAS

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By Andrew Warshaw

May 5 – Amos Adamu, the Nigerian football powerbroker suspended by FIFA for alleged involvement in bribery and corruption, is taking his case to the sport’s highest court to overturn his three-year ban.

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Sepp Blatter: I am committed to weeding out corruption but our critics must act in a proper manner too

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We live in a world where perception has become the new reality.

Largely depending on our own ability to project what we know to be fact, we are perceived as good (corporate) citizens or an amalgam of “bad men”. The negative perception is a direct result of our inability to get our message across. It is of course also the result of improper conduct by a few who tarnish the image of many.

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Source of French ethnic quota leak revealed

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By David Gold

May 4 – The French Football Federation (FFF) chief community officer, Mohamed Belkacemi, is reportedly the source of the leak which revealed secret plans by senior French football officials to implement a quota restricting the number of black and north African players in the country’s academies.

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FIFA to experiment with goal-line technology

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By Andrew Warshaw

May 4 – The introduction of goal-line technology, the debate over which burst into the spotlight again last weekend, has edged a step closer with FIFA announcing a two-stage testing programme for determining whether the ball is over the line.

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