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Mar 3, 2015

Spurs and Scotland great Mackay dies aged 80

LONDON (Reuters) – Dave Mackay, described by Tottenham Hotspur as one of their greatest ever players and the heartbeat of their Double-winning team of 1961, has died aged 80, the club has announced.

The barrel-chested midfielder won 22 caps for Scotland and was a Footballer of the Year at home and in England, winning 10 major honours including three FA Cups with Spurs.

Mar 3, 2015

Soccer-Spurs and Scotland great Mackay dies aged 80

LONDON, March 3 (Reuters) – Dave Mackay, described by Tottenham Hotspur as one of their greatest ever players and the heartbeat of their Double-winning team of 1961, has died aged 80, the club has announced.

The barrel-chested midfielder won 22 caps for Scotland and was a Footballer of the Year at home and in England, winning 10 major honours including three FA Cups with Spurs.

Feb 28, 2015

Law-makers reject fourth substitution proposal

BELFAST (Reuters) – Football’s rule-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), rejected the idea of a fourth substitution in extra time on Saturday but is considering dropping the one-match ban for “triple punishments”.

The body, which consists of the four British associations and four from football’s world governing body FIFA, also wants more time to discuss video trials being carried out in the Netherlands by the Dutch FA (KNVB).

Feb 28, 2015

English FA chief wants action before another “Lampard moment”

BELFAST (Reuters) – English FA chairman Greg Dyke warned football on Saturday not to wait for “another Frank Lampard moment” before adopting video technology to help referees rule on major incidents in matches.

Lampard “scored” a valid goal against Germany at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa in 2010 but it was not given because none of the officials saw that the ball had crossed the line.

Feb 28, 2015

Soccer–English FA chief wants action before another “Lampard moment”

BELFAST, Feb 28 (Reuters) – English FA chairman Greg Dyke warned football on Saturday not to wait for “another Frank Lampard moment” before adopting video technology to help referees rule on major incidents in matches.

Lampard “scored” a valid goal against Germany at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa in 2010 but it was not given because none of the officials saw that the ball had crossed the line.

Feb 28, 2015

Soccer-Law-makers reject fourth substitution proposal

BELFAST, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Football’s rule-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), rejected the idea of a fourth substitution in extra time on Saturday but is considering dropping the one-match ban for so-called “triple punishments”.

The body, which consists of the four British associations and four from world governing body FIFA, also wants more time to discuss video trials being carried out in the Netherlands by the Dutch FA (KNVB).

Feb 27, 2015

Time for World Cup compromise not confrontation – Gill

BELFAST (Reuters) – Former Manchester United chief executive David Gill has welcomed FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s suggestion that the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar cannot be played later than Dec. 18.

Gill, who is now on UEFA’s executive committee and walked out of a FIFA meeting last year after Blatter called the British media racist, was among delegates attending a meeting of the law-making International Football Association Board (IFAB) on Friday.

Feb 27, 2015

Soccer-Time for World Cup compromise not confrontation – Gill

BELFAST, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Former Manchester United chief executive David Gill has welcomed FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s suggestion that the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar cannot be played later than Dec. 18.

Gill, who is now on UEFA’s executive committee and walked out of a FIFA meeting last year after Blatter called the British media racist, was among delegates attending a meeting of the law-making International Football Association Board (IFAB) on Friday.

Feb 27, 2015

2022 World Cup final no later than Dec. 18, says Blatter

BELFAST (Reuters) – The World Cup final in Qatar in 2022 should be played no later than Dec. 18, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Friday.

Blatter, who arrived in Northern Ireland for this weekend’s International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting, said he would propose that idea to the FIFA executive committee when it meets next month.

Feb 27, 2015

Soccer-2022 World Cup final no later than Dec. 18, says Blatter

BELFAST, Feb 27 (Reuters) – The World Cup final in Qatar in 2022 should be played no later than Dec. 18, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Friday.

Blatter, who arrived in Northern Ireland for this weekend’s International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting, said he would propose that idea to the FIFA executive committee when it meets next month.