ENGLISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

  • Seven more English league players arrested for match-fixing April 4, 2014

    London: Another seven players from league clubs in northwest England have been arrested for allegedly fixing football matches. The BBC cited the National Crime Agency as saying that the seven footballers are aged between 18 and 30. It added that six other men originally arrested in December on suspicion of involvement...
  • Synthetic pitches to be allowed in FA Cup next season March 24, 2014

    London: Synthetic pitches will be allowed in every round of the FA Cup from next season, the English Football Association announced on Monday. Current rules bar the use of so-called 3G (third generation) surfaces after the first round. FA general secretary Alex Horne said the rule change had been recommended by...
  • Nicolas Anelka denies FA racism charge over gesture January 24, 2014

    London: West Bromwich Albion forward Nicolas Anelka will face an English Football Association disciplinary hearing after formally denying a racism charge for celebrating a goal with a gesture deemed antiSemitic. Anelka repeatedly has insisted that his use of the gesture, which is known in France as a "quenelle" and has been...
  • Hull owner will walk away if Tigers name not sanctioned January 14, 2014

    London: The owner of Hull City says he will quit if the English Football Association does not allow him to change the club's name to Hull Tigers. Assem Allam wants to drop "City" from the 109yearold name and rebrand his Premier League club, but the idea has been met by fierce...
  • Manchester United manager David Moyes charged with misconduct by FA January 10, 2014

    London: Manchester United manager David Moyes has been charged with misconduct by the English Football Association for his comments about match officials after a loss to Sunderland in the League Cup. Following the 21 defeat in the first leg of the semifinals on Tuesday, Moyes criticised referee Andre Marriner and his...
  • Swansea, Hull fined USD 32,700 for mass confrontation December 18, 2013

    London: The English Football Association has fined both Swansea and Hull 20,000 pounds ($32,700) for a mass confrontation between players during a Premier League match. The FA says the clubs admitted to failing to ensure their players "conducted themselves in an orderly fashion." The incident happened in the 80th minute of the...
  • Norwich fined for scuffle in game against Cardiff November 5, 2013

    London: The English Football Association has fined Norwich 20,000 pounds ($32,000) after players were involved in a scuffle during a Premier League match. The confrontation happened near the end of a 00 draw against Cardiff last month. Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer had attempted to score from a throwin when Cardiff had...
  • Crystal Palace manager Holloway to serve two-match ban September 4, 2013

    London: Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway will serve a two-match ban after deciding not to appeal the sanction handed down by the English Football Association. The FA said it has received notification from the South London club that Holloway accepted the ban he received after confronting the match officials following his...
  • FA charges Crystal Palace manager Holloway with misconduct August 20, 2013

    London: The English Football Association has charged Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway with misconduct after confronting the match officials following the team's Premier League opener against Tottenham. Holloway was unhappy that a penalty was awarded against his newlypromoted side, allowing Roberto Soldado to give Tottenham a 10 win from the spot....
  • English football club director banned for betting August 19, 2013

    England: The English Football Association says Accrington Stanley managing director Robert Heys has been suspended from all football activity for 21 months after breaching its betting rules. The third tier club's director has also been fined 1,000 pounds ($1,550) following a hearing at an independent regulatory commission. In a statement on his...
  • English FA wants technology to determine penalties August 11, 2013

    London: Having successfully persuaded FIFA to introduce goalline technology, the English Football Association now wants cameras to be allowed to settle other contentious situations in games. New FA chairman Greg Dyke says it is a "nobrainer" that referees should be permitted to defer to video replays for penalty and offside decisions. While...
  • FIFA should consider moving 2022 World Cup: English FA August 10, 2013

    London: The new head of the English Football Association on Friday called on FIFA to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar either to winter or to another country, adding to mounting criticism of the decision to give the tournament to the tiny desert nation. Qatar won the hosting rights three...
  • Premier League set to adopt goalline technology: FA April 9, 2013

    London: English Football Association (FA) general secretary Alex Horne believes the Premier League will approve the introduction of goalline technology from next season at a meeting this week. Horne told the BBC he thought the equipment was always an "ideal piece of technology to allow into the game" ahead of...
  • FIFA fines Hodgson's agent over rules breaches February 8, 2013

    Zurich: England coach Roy Hodgson's agent, Leon Angel, was warned by FIFA about his future conduct on Friday after breaking rules in a transfer involving Brazil goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes. Angel breached two clauses in players' agents regulations during the deal which took Gomes to Tottenham from PSV Eindhoven in July...
  • FA fines Ferguson for implying official was biased February 8, 2013

    London: The English Football Association has fined Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson 12,000 pounds ($18,900) for implying a referee's assistant was motivated by bias. After a 11 draw at Tottenham last month, Ferguson was angry that linesman Simon Beck didn't award a penalty when United was leading 10. Ferguson claimed in...
  • Newcastle boss Pardew charged with misconduct August 21, 2012

    London: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was charged with misconduct by the English Football Association on Monday after he pushed a match official on the opening day of the Premier League season. Pardew was sent to the stands during Saturday's 21 victory over Tottenham for shoving referee's assistant Peter Kirkup following a...
  • Liverpool sponsors disappointed by Suarez affair February 14, 2012

    London: Liverpool's biggest sponsors criticized the club on Monday for their conduct during the fractious Premier League match against Manchester United that was marred by Luis Suarez's refusal to shake hands with Patrice Evra. The image of one of England's most successful teams took another battering on Saturday when Suarez snubbed...
  • FA chief praises England favourite Redknapp February 12, 2012

    London: The head of the English Football Association has hailed Harry Redknapp's "amazing" work at Tottenham while saying the vacant national team job is best suited to an older coach. Following Fabio Capello's sudden resignation on Wednesday, the 64yearold Redknapp is the main contender to lead England at the European Championships...