Soccer-McManaman tackle prompts FA to act on retrospective action (Reuters)

LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) – The English FA closed a loophole in its rulebook on Friday allowing it to sanction players who were escaping punishment for a serious offence during a match which may have been partly, but not fully seen by match officials. From the start of the new season, the FA has the right to take retrospective action and impose a punishment when match officials have not been in a position to fully assess a “coming together” of players. …

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Soccer-McManaman tackle prompts FA to act on retrospective action (Reuters)

LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) – The English FA closed a loophole in its rulebook on Friday allowing it to sanction players who were escaping punishment for a serious offence during a match which may have been partly, but not fully seen by match officials. From the start of the new season, the FA has the right to take retrospective action and impose a punishment when match officials have not been in a position to fully assess a “coming together” of players. …

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