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What now for grassroots football?

The FA says one in six matches was cancelled last season because of pitch quality, and only one in three pitches was deemed “adequate” The collapse of the Football Association’s proposed sale of Wembley to…

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Charity praises Wales football fan for highlighting racism

Image copyright PA Image caption Wales team with UEFA’s #EqualGame hashtag promoting diversity and inclusion A Welsh football fan has been praised by an anti-racism charity for highlighting “despicable” abuse aimed at Wales captain Ashley…


Karen Carney: Football Association appalled by rape and death threats on Instagram

Karen Carney scored a penalty for Chelsea in the Women’s Champions League on Wednesday Warning: Some readers may be offended by the content in this article The Football Association has urged police to tackle abuse…



Jail for man who drove at Motherwell football fan

Image copyright Spindrift Image caption Mortimer was originally charged with attempted murder but the charge was later reduced A man has been jailed for 18 months after driving his car at a teenage football fan…



Women’s football funding to rise by 50%

England defender Lucy Bronze has been nominated on the first Women’s Ballon d’Or shortlist Women’s football will get 50% more funding from Uefa from 2020 to try to make it Europe’s biggest female sport. An…


Psychologist, history maker, football manager

Tanya Oxtoby’s Bristol City have earned draws against Chelsea and Manchester City already this season Much is made of the psychology of football management – getting the best out of your players, knowing which buttons…


Norfolk church team’s lost football found on German island

Image copyright Contributed Image caption Thomas Selinger with the ball that travelled 250 miles across the North Sea and ended up on a Frisian beach A football belonging to a British church team has been…


Raheem, do you prefer football or your girlfriend? – Kids grill Sterling

Man City and England forward Raheem Sterling answers questions from school kids and reveals, amongst other things, what he is scared of and which player has the best goal celebration. You can watch the full…


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