English Football Association

  • Seven more English league players arrested for match-fixing 04-04-2014 02:24 PM

    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...
  • Synthetic pitches to be allowed in FA Cup next season 24-03-2014 08:15 PM

    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...
  • Nicolas Anelka denies FA racism charge over gesture 24-01-2014 09:44 AM

    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 anti-Semitic. Anelka repeatedly has insisted that his use of the gesture, which is known in France as a "quenelle" and has...
  • Hull owner will walk away if Tigers name not sanctioned 14-01-2014 11:25 PM

    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 109-year-old name and rebrand his Premier League club, but the idea has been met by...
  • Manchester United manager David Moyes charged with misconduct by FA 10-01-2014 10:49 PM

    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 2-1 defeat in the first leg of the semi-finals on Tuesday, Moyes criticised referee Andre Marriner and...
  • Swansea, Hull fined USD 32,700 for mass confrontation 18-12-2013 10:35 PM

    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...
  • Norwich fined for scuffle in game against Cardiff 05-11-2013 06:13 PM

    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 0-0 draw against Cardiff last month. Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer had attempted to score from a throw-in when Cardiff...
  • Crystal Palace manager Holloway to serve two-match ban 04-09-2013 05:48 PM

    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...
  • FA charges Crystal Palace manager Holloway with misconduct 20-08-2013 09:46 PM

    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 newly-promoted side, allowing Roberto Soldado to give Tottenham a 1-0 win from the...
  • English football club director banned for betting 19-08-2013 04:28 PM

    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...
  • English FA wants technology to determine penalties 11-08-2013 04:48 PM

    London: Having successfully persuaded FIFA to introduce goal-line 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 "no-brainer" that referees should be permitted to defer to video replays for penalty and offside...
  • FIFA should consider moving 2022 World Cup: English FA 10-08-2013 09:05 AM

    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...
  • Premier League set to adopt goal-line technology: FA 09-04-2013 03:04 PM

    London: English Football Association (FA) general secretary Alex Horne believes the Premier League will approve the introduction of goal-line 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...