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England women’s football internationals to be broadcast on ITV

Coverage of all England national women’s football team matches will now be broadcast by ITV until 2025 from September onwards. The terrestrial network will provide coverage of all England women’s tournament qualifiers and internationals, including friendly fixtures. Coverage will begin on Friday 17 September for the Lionesses’ FIFA World Cup qualifying match against North Macedonia. ITV now holds the media …

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Stats Perform named FA WSL official data provider

Stats Perform has bolstered its stable of major sports organisation partners, striking a deal with the FA to become the data provider of the FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL). Under the terms of the three-year agreement, Stats Perform will generate Opta Analytics insights, covering metrics such as expected goals and assist as well as defensive coverage, from every FA …

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RCA in talks with government over Royal Ascot spectators

The Racecourse Association (RCA) remains in talks with the UK government’s Events Research Programme (ERP) regarding the return of spectators for the Royal Ascot meeting between 15 and 19 June. As reported by the Racing Post, David Armstrong, Chief Executive of the RCA, confirmed that the organisation is still in discussions with the government ahead of the easing of national …

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UEFA to begin investigation into Ibrahimovic and BetHard partnership

UEFA is due to launch an investigation into the ongoing partnership between footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and online betting operator BetHard. The European football governing party has announced that an Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed to lead the investigation into the Swedish player, to assess whether his collaboration with BetHard violates codes of ethics. The AC Milan striker’s ‘alleged …

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British sports bodies ‘see the benefits’ of vaccine passports

The BBC has reported that a group of elite-level British sporting bodies have backed the use of vaccine passports as a possible measure for supporting the return of spectators to stadiums. In a letter addressed to the leaders of the major political parties, the FA, Premier League, English Football League (EFL), England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the Rugby Football …

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Boris Johnson supports UK and Ireland joint 2030 World Cup bid

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has backed the UK and Ireland’s proposed bid to jointly host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, pledging £2.8 million to the cause, which is expected to be confirmed at tomorrow’s Budget. The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland came together to put together a proposal to host the 2030 edition of the World …

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Sky Bet pulls Commentator Bingo market following Twitter backlash

Sky Bet terminated its novelty ‘Commentator Bingo’ betting market ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash between Manchester United vs Liverpool after Twitter users highlighted a number of concerns.  The novelty market allowed punters to bet on the ‘exact words and phrases’ used by Sky Football matchday commentators Martin Tyler, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher. Twitter users expressed their disbelief that …

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FA dismisses three charges against Kieran Trippier after WhatsApp messages published

Kieran Trippier in action for England

Kieran Trippier informed friends of his transfer to Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019, telling a group that it was a ‘done deal’ as they placed bets on the move. He was found guilty of four violations of the FA’s betting rules, although the FA dismissed three additional charges after the full-back told friends to ‘lump on’ the transfer. …

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FIFA suspends Kieran Trippier gambling ban pending appeal

Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier in action for the La Liga club

Kieran Trippier’s 10-week worldwide ban from football has been suspended by FIFA at “the request for provisional measures lodged by Atletico Madrid“, after the England defender was accused of breaching the FA’s betting regulations. Trippier was issued with a £70,000 fine and 10-week ban which has now been put on hold by FIFA, pending an appeal. “Following the appeal and, …

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Paul Terry handed FA fine over ‘disturbingly high-stake bets’

Close-up shot of a Premier League matchball

The FA has issued former professional footballer Paul Terry with a £1,000 fine after the West Bromwich Albion employee was found to have breached betting regulations 209 times. The brother of ex-England international John Terry lost a total sum of £46,916.73 from betting on sport, including 35 wagers placed on competitions his own clubs were involved in. Terry joined Premier …

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