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Beckenbauer banned for snubbing Qatar probe

Former Germany great Franz Beckenbauer was banned from football for 90 days by FIFA on Friday for not cooperating with an investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.
Herald Online: June 13, 2014

Michel Platini withdraws Sepp Blatter Fifa presidency support

Uefa president Michel Platini say he will not support his Fifa counterpart Sepp Blatter at next year's election.
BBC: June 13, 2014

Man Utd vs Olympiakos: A Night Of Destiny At The Theatre Of Dreams

Olympiakos face a fight to win a seat at the table of Europe's elite 8 clubs, as well as the respect of the British press.
Midfield Maestro: March 17, 2014

World Cup 2022: Uefa members back winter tournament in Qatar

The prospect of a winter World Cup in 2022 took a step forward after European football chiefs agreed a summer event could not be played in Qatar.
BBC: September 19, 2013

FIFA are Contemplating a New Fourth Substitution Rule: Necessary or Short-sighted?

FIFA are considering a change to the rules, enabling the introduction of a fourth substitution during extra time. The intention will be to maintain the "technical quality" & protect players from fatigue-induced-injuries. Not only is this unnecessary but it also negatively affects the competitiveness of football
Midfield Maestro: February 7, 2012