Fifa has levied more than £1.4m of fines on national football associations during 2016, including those issued to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for displaying poppies during November’s World Cup qualifying matches.
Arsène Wenger has hit out at calls for a regulator in football, saying sports and politics “should not deal together”.
The Premier League is facing the strongest challenge for years to its financial and administrative dominance over English football as a parliamentary committee prepares to draft legislation intended to force reform of the Football Association by law and the appointment of a regulator.
Sepp Blatter says his successor Gianni Infantino has shown him no respect by failing to return his phone calls.
Fifa has commenced disciplinary proceedings against England and Scotland for wearing armbands featuring poppies on Armistice Day.
The League Managers Association chairman, Howard Wilkinson, will be called upon to advise the Football Association on the next permanent England manager, it has emerged.
So the ridiculous Poppygate saga has come to a conclusion. Of sorts.