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English sides paid out over $1bn in 2013

Howard Webb and David Bernstein appointed to Fifa's anti-racism task force

AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng is also on the task force

Suarez punches his Gonzalo Jara during Uruguay's defeat against Chile

Why can Lionel Messi get away with a punch and not Luis Suarez?

Uruguayan FA question why Fifa have targeted the Liverpool striker

England manager Roy Hodgson
Frank Lampard and England were denied a clear goal against Germany at the last World Cup

FA expect Premier League to formally approve goal-line technology this week

GLT will be used from next season

Rio and Anton Ferdinand

FA find no evidence of racist chanting directed at Rio and Anton Ferdinand by England fans

Anti-racism group FARE reported England to Fifa following match against San Marino

Frank Lampard and England were denied a clear goal against Germany at the last World Cup

Fifa select company to provide goal-line technology

GoalControl will be used for Confederations Cup in Brazil

Rio Ferdinand pulled out of the England squad to play San Marino

Rio Ferdinand shocked by 'racist' England chants

Football Association can find no evidence from San Marino game but may face Fifa action

Rio and Anton Ferdinand

England's fans reported for racial abuse of Ferdinand Rio and Anton Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand pulled out of the England squad ahead of the match

England's Rio friendly match against Brazil in doubt amid fears over stadium roof

World Cup warm-up game for Hodgson’s team in Brazil at risk due to problems with only two viable venues

Clint Dempsey and the US team against Costa Rica

Fifa dismiss Costa Rica bid for replay with United States

Snow hit match in Colorado

Clint Dempsey in action for the US against Costa Rica

Snow storm: Costa Rica want rematch against the United States after wintry conditions hit World Cup qualifier

The US won the match in Colarado 1-0 thanks to a Clint Dempsey goal

Jermain Defoe taps in his goal for England

Sam Wallace: Even in San Marino no one cares about the national team

England beat them 8-0 on Friday

Qatar ready to host 2022 World Cup 'in summer or winter'

Summer heats could see tournament moved

San Marino’s Michele Cervellini, a full-time student, tangles with England’s Danny Welbeck at Wembley last year

San Marino v England: San Marino are pointless as they prop up most of the rest of the world

The Italian republic have failed to score a goal in qualifying and are joint bottom of global rankings

Fifa are 'not losing control' despite claims Qatar could face re-vote for the 2022 World Cup?

Sepp Blatter hints at vote re-run, although Fifa move to clarify comments

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Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

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Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
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French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

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Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

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Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

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Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

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