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Russian politicians have demanded FIFA 17 – the popular video game published by EA Sports – be banned because it violates Russia’s laws against ‘gay propaganda’.

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When two of the supposed best quit Europe in their mid-20s to play MLS , at what should have been the peak of their career, they took a soft option.

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For MLS to operate in Canada, Canada Soccer, Concacaf AND FIFA has to sign off approval. Montagliani is suggesting that unless MLS finds a solution that brings equality to Canadian teams he is considering not sanctioning the participation of Vancouver Whitecaps, Toronto, and Montreal Impact in MLS.

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - FEBRUARY 26:  Victor Montagliani, member of the 2016 FIFA Reform Committee talks during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress at Hallenstadion on February 26, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

“What we need to remember is that we don’t forget our history. We want to make sure that, from a confederation standpoint, history never repeats itself.”

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Havelange, Blatter, Blazer, Valcke, Warner, Texeira, Platini… Franz Beckenbauer can now add his name to the list of The Untouchables who – it turns out – are in fact touchable by the law.

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016 file photo FIFA Presidential Candidate Gianni Infantino speaks to the media as he unveils his 90 day plan that he will implement if he is elected FIFA President, at Wembley Stadium in London. Infantino is one of the five candidates to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA President on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 when soccer's scandal-scarred world body picks a new president after nine months of crisis.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)

FIFA’s brand new era of “transparency” has kicked off with football’s world governing body by announcing the salary of new(ish) president Gianni Infantino.