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Monday August 19 2019
Quagliarella up for Puskas Award

Sampdoria and Italy striker Fabio Quagliarella has been nominated for the 2019 Puskas Award.

Quagliarella is up for FIFA’s best-goal prize, courtesy of his stunning backheeled finish against Napoli last September.

Despite initially downplaying it, the 36-year-old later described the goal as the best of his career.

He is joined on the list of candidates by ex-Serie A superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his flicked volley with LA Galaxy.

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Wednesday July 31 2019
Ronaldo & De Ligt up for FIFA award

Juventus pair Cristiano Ronaldo and Matthijs de Ligt have been nominated for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2019.

Ronaldo helped Juve win their eighth straight Scudetto following his Italian-record €112m transfer from Real Madrid last summer, scoring 28 goals in all competitions.

He also captained Portugal to glory at the inaugural edition of the Nations League.

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Tuesday July 16 2019
Juve strike Konami deal

Juventus have struck a deal with Konami over exclusivity rights in time for the release of Pro Evolution Soccer 2020.

The deal means a fully-licensed version of Juve will be playable on only PES titles for the duration of Konami’s agreement with the club.

“We are incredibly honoured & excited to announce our EXCLUSIVE partnership with the most successful club in Italy; Juventus,” announced the Japanese game giant on Twitter.

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Friday July 12 2019
FIFA toughens racism stance

FIFA has toughened its stance on racism, allowing victims to make statements and confirming games can be forfeited.

FIFA’s previous approach to racism came under heavy scrutiny, with critics accusing the governing body of being too lenient.

It came after Inter, Lazio and Cagliari escaped serious punishments last season, despite their fans racially abusing Kalidou Koulibaly, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Moise Kean.

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Wednesday June 19 2019
'Platini no longer in custody'

Michel Platini’s lawyer has confirmed that the former UEFA President is no longer in custody but hit out at fuss ‘being created about nothing’.

Platini was detained by French police on Tuesday morning, as part of an investigation into how Qatar were given the 2022 World Cup.

He later released a statement distancing himself from alleged corruption, and he has now been freed from custody.

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Tuesday June 18 2019
Platini denies corruption links

Ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini has pleaded his innocence after being implicated in possible corruption over Qatar’s awarding of the World Cup.

Platini was detained by French police on Tuesday morning, as part of an investigation into how Qatar were given the 2022 World Cup.

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Tuesday June 18 2019
Platini taken into custody

Former UEFA President Michel Platini has been placed in police custody for his role in the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar - but not arrested.

It was reported on Tuesday morning that Platini had been detained by French police as part of a corruption investigation into the bidding process for the next World Cup.

However, a spokesperson later clarified to CNN that he was only brought in for questioning and not charged with a crime.

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Tuesday June 18 2019
Report: Michel Platini arrested

It is reported Juventus legend and ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini has been arrested over his role in the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

According to French publication Mediapart, Platini was taken into custody on Tuesday morning, specifically the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police (OCLCIFF).

It is there that he would have been drawn into the investigation over the awarding of the World Cup in Qatar.

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Friday June 14 2019
Official: Boban returns to Milan

Zvonimir Boban has officially left FIFA to become Milan’s Chief Football Officer.

Boban had been working as FIFA’s deputy general secretary since 2016, but he will now return to Milan, where he won nine major honours between 1991 and 2001.

“I will always be grateful to FIFA President Gianni Infantino for the opportunity he gave me after his election in 2016,” the Croat told FIFA’s official website.

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Friday June 7 2019
Chelsea launch CAS appeal

Chelsea have formally appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over their FIFA-imposed transfer ban.

Chelsea were banned from registering new players for two transfer windows in February, prompting them to take action.

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