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Football Trust officials fear that a 35 per cent loss of income due to competition from the National Lottery could affect their ability to fully implement the Taylor Report recommendations. The Trust, which has received pounds 250m from the pools companies since its foundation 20 years ago, has seen its income fall from around pounds 37m to pounds 23.5m during the last year.

LEADING FIFA RANKINGS: 1 Brazil 68.19 points; 2 Spain 60.53; 3 Germany 60.50; 4 Norway 58.46; 5 Russia 57.67; 6 Italy 57.51; 7 Argentina 57.21; 8 Denmark 57.12; 9 Switzerland 56.29; 10 Mexico 55.61. GB: 18 Republic of Ireland 51.59; 22 England 48.36; 26 Scotland 46.66; 46 Northern Ireland 38.22; 59 Wales 34.00.

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