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Premier League teams in lower-league cup plan LONDON: England's Football League revealed on Wednesday that lower-league clubs have been asked to consider proposals for Premier League teams' under-21 sides to compete in the Football League Trophy.The move comes after proposals by Football Association chairman Greg Dyke's England Commission in June 2014 to create a new tier for Premier League 'B' teams was met with fierce opposition from lower-league clubs.The new proposal concerning the Football League Trophy -- which currently features teams from third-tier League One and fourth-tier League Two -- was put forward during a recent meeting to discuss the commission's findings at England's St George's Park National Football Centre."Clubs have been asked to consider the concept of permitting 16 U21 teams from clubs with category-one academies to participate in The Football League Trophy," said a statement from the Football League, which runs the second, third and fourth divisions in English professional football.The statement added that the ...

Kiev, Roma punished over Europa League trouble NYON: Dynamo Kiev must pay a 70,000 euro ($77,000) fine and close part of their stadium following last week's violence-scarred Europa League tie with Guingamp, UEFA announced on Wednesday.European football's disciplinary body also meted out a 10,000 euro fine to Serie A side AS Roma for problems at their game at Feyenoord.Roma were punished for delaying kick-off, and their player Adem Ljajic received a warning for "provoking spectators".UEFA's investigation into Feyenoord for "racist behaviour, setting ...

Napout re-elected as CONMEBOL president   ASUNCION: Paraguayan Juan Angel Napout was re-elected as president of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) and was also appointed a vice-president of world governing body FIFA, at elections on Wednesday in Asuncion. The 56-year-old was unanimously voted in by the 10 member federations and will serve the dual role in mandates set to run for another four years. He has been at the head of CONMEBOL since August 2014 and follows on from Uruguayan ...

Government lifts Greek championship suspension ATHENS: The Greek government on Wednesday decided to allow the country's Super League matches to go ahead this weekend after last week's postponement due to crowd violence.But the games will all be played behind closed doors, deputy sports minister Stavros Kontonis announced.The decision was taken after the government received assurances that steps would be taken in future to combat public disorder at matches."Today we had a long discussion with representatives of football and I can ...

US Ryder Cup captain Love named President Cup aide MIAMI: Davis Love, the 2016 US Ryder Cup captain, was named Wednesday as an assistant to US captain Jay Haas for this year's Presidents Cup at Incheon, South Korea.The American squad has won its past five meetings with the Internationals team of non-European players and owns an 8-1-1 overall edge in the rivalry entering its first staging in Asia on October 8-11.Love was captain of the 2012 US Ryder Cup squad that suffered its greatest ...

Parma rescue 'plan' in place: federation TURIN: A financial rescue plan to enable cash-strapped Parma see out the remainder of the Serie A season is in place, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said on Wednesday."We've established a plan which has already been presented to various clubs in Serie A," FIGC president Carlo Tavecchio revealed.The FIGC is seeking financial help from the Italian professional league to keep Parma going with the club's immediate fate set to be determined at a meeting on ...

Zeng head injury overshadows Guangzhou win      DOHA: A sickening head injury to Guangzhou Evergrande goalkeeper Zeng Cheng took the gloss off a 3-2 win over holders Western Sydney Wanderers in the AFC Champions League on Wednesday.Play was halted for nearly 15 minutes after Zeng's collision with team-mate Kim Young-Gwon in the second half before he was stretchered off in a neck brace and taken to hospital.Reports said the 28-year-old suffered a broken jaw in the incident, which resulted in a 17-minute ...


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